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- ASIN : B08VKQPWMN
- Publisher : Image (April 21, 2021)
- Publication date : April 21, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 24417 KB
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- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 31 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #41,938 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The art is lovely and the two mini stories are very well done with the first focusing on Nile and Andy and the story behind Andy’s labrys and the next between Joe and Nicky (who are drawn so amazingly!!) dealing with nazis in Berlin in the 1930’s.
Wonderful comic that allows us to glimpse into the very long lives of our favorite immortal found family.
Wheeler has a phenomenal knowledge of queer history, and I was hoping to finally see these two immortal lovers in context of the queer community itself, and how it has changed (and been forced to change) throughout the centuries. Setting the comic in Weimar Berlin's famed nightclub "Eldorado" was a wonderful choice, and I thought Wheeler did an admirable job condensing a lot into 13 pages. One criticism I do have is that Nicky came off as callous towards his husband's (completely justified) righteous anger at fascists: he should have been complaining about the horrible racists who "always ruin their nights", not his husband's reaction to them. You'd think after 800+ years of marriage he'd be on the exact same page as Joe when it comes to killing fascists, instead of initially dragging his feet because he wanted a romantic night out. This choice seems minor, but it made Joe look impetuously "violent" in comparison, which is a pitfall that brown or black characters often fall into.
Jacopo Campani's art is so much more pleasing to the eye than Leandro Fernandez's (which is very stylized and an acquired taste), and I'd love to see him draw Nicky and Joe more in the future.
Top reviews from other countries
If you have seen the film (or not) and are interested in trying the comic series this may be a good kicking off point for you.
If anything I would have loved it to be longer- but to be honest I will always want more.
Meanwhile, Nicky and Joe really do have the world's best relationship and I loooved to see them fight Nazis and enjoy queer night life. The dancing was particularly sweet.