Author Archives: Jodi Odgers

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November Vol 3 Featured Reviews
“November Vol. 3: The Voice on the End of the Phone”

By | Nov 19, 2020 | Reviews

The penultimate volume of “November” has the creative team giving the reader the first glimpses at the overall narrative tapestry that they have been weaving together throughout the series of graphic novels. “November Vol. 3: The Voice on the End of the Phone” masterfully utilizes the space granted by its format, beginning with an expansive […]

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The Daughters of Ys Featured Reviews
“The Daughters of Ys”

By | Oct 22, 2020 | Reviews

Fables and fairy tales have been a part of human society for thousands of years, with many fading into obscurity as culture blend and homogenize. In “The Daughters of Ys”, M.T. Anderson and Jo Rioux breathe new life into one such tale. Anderson blends versions of the fable together into an opaque tale filled with […]

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“Barking”

By | Sep 25, 2020 | Reviews

Comics seek to explore themes of mental health on a fairly regular basis, but I have never seen it done as viscerally or as devastatingly as in “Barking”. Lucy Sullivan has brought the spectre of depression to live by infecting every aspect of comics with its influence, from the art style to the layouts to […]

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“Retina” Volumes 1-3

By | Aug 21, 2020 | Reviews

“Retina” puts a futuristic spin on the crime thriller. Set in 2030, it tells a tale of a rogue cop following a lead farther than it should have been followed. He steps into the territory of a mysterious organisation that is guided only by money. The world-building gives great potential to the story and Philippe […]

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“Wandering Son” Volume 10 – Friends Old and New

By | Aug 2, 2020 | Reviews

Volume 10 of “Wandering Son” was arguably the most Shuichi-centric volume thus far. While earlier volumes balanced Shuichi’s experience with those of other characters like Yoshino, Yuki, or Saori, chapters 74 to 82 shone the spotlight on Shuichi and how they navigate friendships that shift as everyone gets older. Of particular interest are the ways […]

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Virtually-Yours-featured Reviews
“Virtually Yours”

By | Jul 28, 2020 | Reviews

“Virtually Yours” is a romantic comedy with a technological twist. The creative team aim to deliver a tale that upends the usual conventions of the genre. Despite this bold mission statement, “Virtually Yours” suffers from under-cooked ideas and pacing issues that not even Beals’ stylish, slick art and a charming characters can entirely make up […]

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“Wandering Son” Volume 9 – Fallout

By | Jul 26, 2020 | Reviews

Shuichi wearing the girls’ uniform to school at the end of the previous volume was always going to be a monumental moment in “Wandering Son”. The majority of Volume 9 is focused on the aftershocks of that one decision. We see old friendships break and new ones bud, Maho become increasingly furious at her brother’s […]

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