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Hey, all! Happy Black History Month! I have some cool things coming your way in February, and today, I bring you an interesting graphic novel from Insight Comics called M.F.K.
Author(s): Nilah Magruder
Publisher: Insight Comics (2017)
Age Rating: 13+
This big-paged, colorful graphic novel focuses on a small town in a fictional desert that is often raided by pirates of sort, taking food and valuables as a sort of protection fee. While out on business, a couple of people from the village, in the middle of a sandstorm, find a girl in danger of the storm. They save her, bring her back to the village, and she is not what they initially think, setting a series of actions in motion that will change the lives of at least a small handful of our villagers.
The book is beautiful. Full vibrant colors fill the pages. For the most part, the lines are clean, panels crisp, and gutters even.
The art of the book is Manga-esque with much more pop with the color added, but I feel at times, the art goes a bit too far into that genre, creating a jarring effect for readers not expecting traditional forms of Manga expression. I would be willing to bet that most readers might not even know what I mean when I say Manga expression.
This is for sure a volume one. I know because there are too many questions left unanswered to not be a volume one. But I dig the story. Magruder does a fine job world building without giving us too much in this first volume. Based on what we are given, I’m betting that there will be lots of story to come from the characters as well as the world that they inhabit.
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