Review of Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe. A crime and journalistic graphic novel noir.
As the German Army smashes deep into Soviet Russia and the defenders of the Motherland retreat in disarray a unique new squadron arrives at a Russian forward airbase. Like all night bomber units they will risk fiery death flying obsolete biplanes against the invader–but unlike the rest these pilots and navigators are women.
About Ulysses, a middle-aged widower, is forced into early retirement from his moving job. At a loss for what to do next, the course of his life is changed by a chance encounter with a fellow lonely soul at, of all places, his son’s OB/GYN office. Mediterranea, who recently lost her mother, runs a cheese shop that she took over …
“Kids always think they’re coming into a story at the beginning, when usually they’re coming in at the end.”
“Think of yourself as dung beetles […] Dung beetles lug their ball of dung around…we all have our own ball of dung to lug around. We’re all dung beetles, in our own way.”
“Years later, the trauma of those experiences continued to haunt me. Most Japanese Americans from my parents’ generation didn’t like to talk about the internment with their children. As with many traumatic experiences, they were anguished by their memories and haunted by shame for something that wasn’t their fault. Shame is a cruel thing. It should rest on the perpetrators …
Songs are everywhere, and some songs not only stick with musically, but the story in them stays with you too. These should be made into a graphic novel.
Review for Middlewest Graphic Novel
“I guess that’s the difference… a good monster sometimes gives somebody a fright because they’re weird-looking and fangy… a fact that is beyond their control…But bad monsters are all about CONTROL… They want the whole world to be scared so that BAD MONSTERS can call the shots.”
Review of Firefly: Legacy Edition Volume 1 by Joss Whedon