This is officially one of the coolest comics that I have ever read solely because it has a CULINARY CONSULTANT as part of the creative team! They create a world where food is a part of the story-although we aren’t there yet because this is only the first issue! So far, we know that the main character, Xoo, has two disabled parents and she runs their restaurant with her talking dog. Her uncle has come to live with them as her caregiver because the state says that she can’t run a restaurant as an underage and undocumented chef. This was a recommendation from Austin Books and Comics that I’m glad I purchased! I expect big things from this comic! :)
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Moonstruck! This is one of my favorite comic book series for its inclusivity and diversity. In this issue, Selena invites Chet and Julie to accompany her to a frat party that ends up having a fairy circle around it. For those not familiar (haha!) a fairy circle "summer-izes" whatever it surrounds, so the party being held in the winter feels like summer.
As most fantasy nerds know, fairies can't be trusted and the friends get stuck at the party. I can't wait to see how this storyline turns out!
This graphic novel is awesome! It is Diverse, Inclusive, magical, and fun! Moonstruck is set in a universe where centaurs and lesbian werewolves work together in coffee shops that serve everyone. Two werewolves, Selena and Julie are in the very beginning stages of a relationship and are still getting to know each other when they go on a date that includes Chet, their centaur friend, who ends up becoming human in an evil magic show and loses his horse butt. While funny, the graphic novel does an amazing job of showing how disastrous and emotionally traumatizing this is to him. The girls and their friends have to help find the evil magician that put on the magic show, get Chet’s butt back, and stop him from hurting others all while trying to figure out their feelings and new relationship!
The main character, Julie the werewolf, is pretty whiny and emotional, but she is a great representation of how feelings of others need to be respected and how to be kind. Overall, this was a great book!
OMG! First issue and I'm officially obsessed. COYOTES is about a band of women fighting back against shape-shifting wolves/coyotes that are hunting and killing them in a ghost town called The City of Lost Girls. After her mother and sister were killed, Red (formerly Analia) runs off with her best friend, Eyepatch and joins the Duchesses' group, where she learns how to fight like a samurai. The first issue start with Red standing in a room full of corpses and gets more gruesome as it goes on-definitely not for the faint of heart and rated M for a reason. This is NOT a children's comic.