Monday, April 9, 2018

Joe Hill: The Graphic Novel Collection

Written by: Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella, et al.

First line: We were little.

Why you should read this book: It brings together five different graphic stories written by spec fic superstar Joe Hill. "The Cape" and "The Cape: 1969" are pieces about how a little rage goes a long way, and how revenge has the tendency to get out of hand and expand beyond the original offense when fueled by anger (and a little magic), while "Thumbprint" works on similar themes without the magic and with a little more righteousness and introspection. "Kodiak," while still dark, is a love story with a happy ending. The long and lovely "Wraith" functions as a companion piece to Hill's modern vampire novel, NOS4A2, presenting a world as populated with whimsical psychopaths (and even some flawed heroes) as a Batman story, but with more supernatural horror and blood.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You are prone to nightmares and you don't like it.

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