REVIEW: Lady Bird
Book Title: Lady Bird
Book Description: This tale tells about the life of a gal named Mina, who was held captive, and used as a guinea pig, due to her blood having special powers and she has the ability to defy gravity. When an earthquake happens and gives Mina her freedom, she sets out to discover who she is and we as the reader find ourselves delving a little into her history during the process. During this tale involving Mina, another individual comes to light and a whole second story is revealed, while also showing how these two individuals intersect with each other, in what will become their shared history.
Book Author: Fabrice Sapolsky, Dawn J. Starr
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher - Orgnization: Fairsquare Comics
Illustrator: Danielle Sapuppo
- Interior Art(3.4)
- Cover Art(3.4)
This wonderful story is kind of a what if… It involves the main character Mina who comes from a fictional isle near the equator, where everyone has the same ability to defy gravity… outside of their island space. The intro to the story says that it is a story that was printed in the paper in France in the early 1900’s. The concept of turning an old story into a new comic is a fascinating one. As it brings a fresh light and a modern feel to a wonderful story that would have been lost in the historical documents of time!
It also brings to light what would happen if we really did have a society of people who’s very blood had the power to heal and extend life, which in my opinion can also be a cautionary tale if such a being ever existed in this universe. All in all it was a wonderfully fun story and one that would be interesting to see how it plays out.
The cover art as well as the interior artwork are done wonderfully in an anime style that is both eye-catching in the bright colors and pleasing to look at, making following the story easy. When the artwork sticks to those methods of delivery when telling a story, it makes for a story that you want to follow and even read more than once!
Another thing that the artwork does well is show the emotion of the faces of the various characters, in the terms of the protagonist Mina, this is where I see more of the anime influence, especially in the eyes. While Anime is not necessarily my forte, I do recognize the appeal and think it is pulled off well in this issue.
All in all this wonderful story was pleasing to read and easy to feel what the characters were feeling, and may even hit a note or two for those that can find themselves in the story when relating to the characters. If this story piques your interest I highly recommend that you give it a read!
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