Franck and Anjeline are The Strange Ones in any crowd. They are misfits, who seem fated to be together. After all, didn’t they keep meeting accidentally on the busy streets of Manhattan? This book tells their story from Anjeline’s point of view. However, during the introduction, the author states that
“There was no greater violence than affection.” If you like that quote, I believe you will enjoy Commute, a graphic novel for the #metoo movement. Unfortunately, I just thought the book was sad. Erin had some difficulties early in life. To “overcome them”, she drinks. Heavily. Every night. Before finding
What is hiding shallowly beneath the surface of Boston’s school system? Nascent reporter, Madison, investigates government corruption in the twisty crime comic, Bury the Lede. Madison is an intern at the Boston Lede, the New York Times of Boston. She is fetching coffee and dreaming of her first byline when
Rod Serling, famous host of the fifties sci-fi anthology series The Twilight Zone, is The Twilight Man. Beginning his biography with his service in the Pacific theater of World War II, this graphic novel uses pictures to show us Rod’s life. He was diagnosed with shellshock after the war (now
Aquaman Vol 1: Unspoken Water is Aquaman and his universe’s origin story. Like traditional mythology, Aquaman’s universe is full of angry, vengeful gods. First, there was Father Sea and Mother Salt. They had a perfect marriage in the world’s seas. Unfortunately, their children, though fully grown, solved their problems in
Narasumas, Applelonia, and some giant colorful rabbits traipse around a snowy fantasy land in Divine Intervention. I wanted to like this female led graphic novel fantasy. However, the lettering was so distracting and the story so confusing that unfortunately I did not. Who notices lettering? I never did until reading
MAD about the Trump Era has exactly the same feel as the original magazines. One overriding belief—check. Various writing styles from prose, to parodies, to poetry, to short comics—check. Excellent artwork including easily recognizable caricatures of political and pop culture figures—check. More clever, and occasionally witty, than laugh-out-loud funny jokes—check.
In Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale, Catwoman’s backstory is revealed and it is harsh. Catgirl Selina’s mom brings home a new abusive boyfriend every month until she settles on Dernell. Dernell is physically and emotionally abusive to both Selina and her mother. However, when his cruelty impacts another, Selina