Susan’s Book Coveting: Comics?


If you’ve been here long enough to hear me gush about the Rabbi’s Cat books and my deep and enduring love for Joann Sfar, you know I’m open to the idea of graphic novels and comics.

Now comes word of this British offering. At least I THINK it’s British. I opened the tab on this eons ago. Possibly a few months.

It’s Phonogram: Rue Britannia and it was written by Kieron Gillen and Jamie Mckelvie. Here’s the blurb. Sounds like more a mindfuck than a piece of rock and roll literature, but hey. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by things before.

Britannia is ten years dead. Phonomancer David Kohl hadn’t spared his old patron a thought for almost as long… at which point his mind starts to unravel. Can he discover what’s happened to the Mod-Goddess of Britpop while there’s still something of himself left? Dark modern-fantasy in a world where music is magic, where a song can save your life or end it.

Mmm. Music is magic and where a song can save your life or end it… I am SO there.

But wait! There’s a second volume!


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