Letters for Lucardo: Fortunate Beasts Vol 2 Graphic Novel Review

Letters for Lucardo: Fortunate Beasts Vol 2

Erica gives this comic five starsLetters for Lucardo: Fortunate Beasts Vol 2 by Otava Heikkilä

I continue to love this series so much. The pull and tug of Ed and Lucardo’s relationship is just the best. They are absolutely cute one second, and then the next, they are completely in over their heads.

Heikkilä created what is perhaps one of my favorite single panels in all of comics, where Lucardo, after a fight with his father, says, “In summary, father, you’re still an asshole, apology denied, leave me to eat my fucking cake.” All while he has a shit-eating grin on his face with the saddest, heartbroken eyes. Continue reading “Letters for Lucardo: Fortunate Beasts Vol 2 Graphic Novel Review”

Check Please!: Year Two Graphic Novel Review

Check Please!: Year Two

Erica Gives This Comic Four StarsCheck Please!: Year Two by Ngozi Ukazu

What? That ending just made me want to know more, or have more. I kind of wished that Ukazu would’ve included a true “photo” gallery of the images she put up on Bitty’s Twitter account.

Check Please! remains super charming. Bitty is always extremely likable, even if perhaps he spends a little too much time on the phone and social media-ing. (Though like all my life advice, I say this to myself.) I also put this down wanting the next volume now.

What kept me, however, with a four rating were some plot inconsistencies, and some scenes I think we should’ve seen, instead of heard about. Continue reading “Check Please!: Year Two Graphic Novel Review”

Finding Home Volume 1: The Traveller Graphic Novel Review

Finding Home Volume 1: The Traveller

Erica gives this comic five starsFinding Home Volume 1: The Traveller by Hari Conner

This is one of those books that I’m going to be a sucker for: a slow moving, character-driven queer romance. Yes, I’ll take that anticipating, longing, and need to connect. (Well, as long as Janek and Chepi hook up in the next volume; I’m not made of patience.)

Finding Home is both a metaphor — for Chepi — and literal — for Janek. Chepi is a dryad, who’s traveling through the world’s forests finding medicinal herbal magic, and JaneK is a human chef, who’s just trying to find his way back home.

In this magical world, there are humans and fae, and the fae are second-class citizens, and there’s mentions on an imperial empire that used to rule everything, but at least doesn’t rule everything anymore.

Most of the book focuses on the two characters, their immediate lives, and flashbacks of Chepi’s world before he met Janek. Continue reading “Finding Home Volume 1: The Traveller Graphic Novel Review”