Madame Xanadu (vol 2): Exodus Noir Graphic Novel Review

Madame Xanadu (vol 2): Exodus NoirErica gives this comic three stars

Madame Xanadu (vol 2): Exodus Noir by Matt Wagner
Art: Michael Wm. Kaluta

I loved the first Madame Xanadu story, so I’m sad to say that I was a bit disappointed by this one. The story was entertaining enough, and the art was okay. It just didn’t capture me.

The art was the first major drawback in this book. Kaluta draws too much. I know this is a weird thing to say; as usually with comic artists trying to crank out enough to fill an issue, they tend to draw too little. However, Kaluta needed to take Coco Chanel’s advice, take off one thing before you leave home. Or in this case, take out some of the lines and some of the action. It was just too much all around.

Story-wise, Wagner’s juxtaposition of the current Madame Xanadu in New York City in 1940 doing her fortune reader / mystery solver days and then Madame Xanadu in Spain during the Inquisition was just too much. Too many contrasting ideas. Continue reading “Madame Xanadu (vol 2): Exodus Noir Graphic Novel Review”

Madame Xanadu (vol 1): Disenchanted Graphic Novel Review

Madame Xanadu Vol 1 DisenchantedErica gives this comic five starsMadame Xanadu (vol 1): Disenchanted by Matt Wagner

Madame Xanadu is just an awesome tale that spans centuries. Thanks to the staff at Dreamstrands Comics for recommending the series to me. You were right; I did love it.

Madame Xanadu starts off as the young Nimue Inwudu in the world of Camelot. She is the sister of Morgana le Fey and Vivienne, the Lady of the Lake, and they are descendants of the elder folk, each on having magical powers. Nimue is particularly connect to the earth. She’s able to foresee the future by using nature.

Nimue is also the lover of Merlin. Continue reading “Madame Xanadu (vol 1): Disenchanted Graphic Novel Review”