130) Batman: Haunted Knight by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, finished November 17
Three mid90s Halloween specials. One stars Scarecrow; one stars the Hatter; one's modeled after Christmas Carol. They were good.six days
129) everyone's a aliebn when ur a aliebn too by Jomny Sun, finished November 16
It seems like the best comparison to make, at start, is to Love Is... or Happiness Is a Warm Blanket. It is guileless and kind in that way, although a dark edge appears here and there. That edge takes a while to reveal itself, but it's a bit sharper than I expected. But the darkness is always there. Much like in,one day
say, Inside Out. Sadness is celebrated in this kind book. As a part of life's beauty.
Consider it a Love Is... for the post-irony generation.
128) Lost at Sea by Bryan Lee O'Malley, finished November 12
Bryan Lee O'Malley is a treasure. This book predates Scott Pilgrim or Seconds, but it's easy to see his hand. The character style is established and so are his themes.four days
In this case, what I thought was a metaphor for depression turned out to be literal fact. Maybe.
Anyway, it's young people dealing with crap in a world that largely realistic (and more so than usual here) and finding themselves in the wreckage they perceive about them.
I'm glad this tenth-anniversary edition was released, or I may never have come across this.
Previously in 2017