Persephone Graphic Novel Review


Erica gives this comic three starsPersephone by Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky, Edward Gauvin (translator), and Deron Bennett (letterer)

Gardening saves the world. This is basically what happens in Persephone. This is a lovely retelling of Persephone and Demeter’s mythical mother-daughter relationship by Locatelli-Kournwsky. Unlike other readers, I was happy that Hades was dead when the book started. This allows the book to be about women and more focused on Persephone’s personal identity and growth. Continue reading “Persephone Graphic Novel Review”

Afar Graphic Novel Review


Erica gives this comic three starsAfar by Leila Del Duca (writer), Kit Seaton (artist), and Taneka Stotts (editor)

As a concept, in the art, and in the characters, I loved Afar. Unfortunately, it felt short, and parts of the story — particularly Boetema’s travels in space and both her and Inotu’s travels in their world — were not given their full realized due. I wanted another volume of Afar, not because I like this universe (I did), but because it felt unfinished. Continue reading “Afar Graphic Novel Review”