Saturday, February 10, 2018

A Bunch of Graphic Novel Reviews!

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Limbo by Dan Watters & Caspar Wijngaard

Complete Limbo series

4 stars

This is a very interesting graphic novel. It’s hard for me to describe what this is about because I don’t want to give away the ending and since this is only six issues I feel like it is very easy to spoil the story. Just know that this is one of the best graphic novel endings I’ve come across. Everything is tied together in the end and while you feel jarred and confused throughout the majority of the story, the ending is worth it. The ending blew me away and really cemented how awesome this graphic novel is. I loved the bright color pattern and I was a huge fan of the incorporation of Dia de Los Muertos skeletons. It really enhanced the art and was stunning to look at. Limbo is dark, twisted, and incredibly imaginative. I highly recommend it. Plus this series is only one graphic novel, so if you hate it, you get to know the ending and don't feel obligated to read anymore.


Art Scale: 5

Character Scale: 3

Plotastic Scale: 4.25

Cover Thoughts: I love the cover. It’s what drew me in and made me interested in picking this one up.


Thank you, Netgalley and Image Comics, for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
28204545I Hate Fairyland Volume 1: Madly Ever After by Skottie Young

First in the I Hate Fairyland series

5 stars

This graphic novel follows Gertrude. Gertrude was once a young girl who stumbled into Fairyland, but while other kids are able find the way out and leave within a day, she has been trapped and is still six-years-old, but is forty on mentally. She’s the villain of Fairyland and she doesn’t care how many lives she has to take before she gets out of this hellhole. I love the concept so much! I first came across this book on BookTube and Elena Reads Books raved about it so much that I knew I had to pick this one up. I’m glad that I did because this is one of my all-time favorite graphic novels and if I wasn’t so broke, I would have bought all of them by now. I will one day, own them all! The humor is dark and violent, but I have a weird love for them. The art is childish, monstrous, and fantastic. It’s one of the most unique styles I’ve come across in a graphic novel series and I love it!


Art Scale: 5

Character Scale: 5

Plotastic Scale: 5

Cover Thoughts: I love this cover so much. It embodies the vibe of the story and it is awesome. I love the colors so much. It's fun and gruesome all at the same time.


Thank you, Netgalley and Image Comics, for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
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Golem by Lorenzo Ceccotti

3 stars

I would compare this graphic novel to 1984, but it’s set in Italy and this offers a very different setting to the usual American atmosphere that most dystopian stories focus on. This is also very nature oriented and focuses on the concept that a device with the ability to recycle matter into anything. This device becomes a threat to capitalism and this in turn causes political problems within the society. I really enjoyed the symbolism Ceccotti focuses on and the art and the concepts are solid, but my biggest problem lies with the characters. They were hard to keep track of, which is not a good thing in a graphic novel because I should have an easier time of knowing who is who since I’m visually seeing the content. The problem is that this doesn’t really blow me away or strike me in any way. It’s very simple in structure, content, and it didn’t feel like anything new.


Art Scale: 3.5

Character Scale: 2

Plotastic Scale: 3

Cover Thoughts: Not a big fan of it.


Thank you, Netgalley and Magnetic Press, for providing me with this novel in exchange for an honest review.
27753928The Beauty Volume 1 by Jeremy Haun & Jason A. Hurley

First in The Beauty series

4.25 stars

The Beauty focuses on an STD that turns the inflicted person beautiful, but comes with dire consequences. No one is safe from infection, especially becomes everyone craves beauty and wants to be a beautiful person. The Beauty eventually kills its host with implosion after 800. It’s gruesome and a brilliant concept. The concept is horrifying and I love the metaphor so much. It’s a brilliant graphic novel and there is a scene that is one of the most graphic images, but one of the most beautifully conceptually drawn scenes I’ve ever come across in a graphic novel. This is a horror graphic novel that I think will appeal to a lot of readers. If you are looking for something scarier, but grounded in reality then this is the graphic novel for you.


Art Scale: 5

Character Scale: 3.75

Plotastic Scale: 4.25

Cover Thoughts: It’s scary, gruesome, and I love it.


Thank you, Netgalley and Image Comics, for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.


Have you read any of these graphic novels? Are you interested in checking any of these out? Let me know down below in the comments!

4 comments:

  1. Ooh Limbo looks really interesting! And the colors and art and everything, it's all drawing me in. And I do like dark. I'm definitely going to look into that one!

    Ok honestly all of these sound interesting and I'm wondering how I missed them when they were on NG lol.

    I also love the idea of the Fairyland one, but I'm not sure it'd be for me. Glad you loved it though!

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    1. Yes! Check these all out. I thought I wouldn't like I Hate Fairyland as much as I did because of the art, but it was amazing. Limbo is incredibly underrated. Hope you enjoy these if you pick any of them up!

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  2. I haven't read a graphic novel in FOREVER. Which is a shame because I really do enjoy them and manga. I'm really intrigued by the art of Beauty

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    1. Yes, girl! Pick up The Beauty! It is so fun to look at and aesthetically pleasing and horrifying all at the same time. Hope you enjoy it if you pick it up!!!

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