Once again, Daniel Clowes makes it all look so easy. His new work, Mister Wonderful, takes place over roughly a 12-hour period, in which our narrator and protagonist, a middle-aged man named Marshall, goes on a blind date with a woman named Natalie. They are set to meet over coffee around 6 p.m., but when Natalie fails to show after some 40 minutes of waiting, Marshall has a drink. And then another.
When Natalie does finally show—she had inadvertently gone to the wrong place first—an inebriated Walter tries to pull it together so he can impress and dazzle the lovely woman he sees before him. Sadly, Walter doesn’t have much going for him. He