GRAPHIC NOVELS

Brother Nash

Titan Comics. Nov. 2018. 160p. ISBN 9781785864568. pap. $19.99; ebk. ISBN 9781785869082. Rated: Teen+. FANTASY
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OrangeReviewStarTaking place largely in the cab of a tractor trailer, Nash and his friends encounter ghosts, monster insects, shape-shifters, and spell casters on an adventure to hunt down and stop a powerful gang bent on trading human lives for profit. Debuter Connell (contributor, Killer Queen Anthology) combines supernatural elements with Native American Choctaw mythology in a fast-paced narrative, weaving in humor, terror, and magic among a diverse cast of characters. The mood is set by the colorwork, which features shades of purple, orange, and red to reflect the culture and landscape of the American Southwest and contrasts nicely with the fantastical creatures in shades of yellow, green, and brown. The choice of design for the characters' speech balloons reminds readers that they are uncanny, unknown, and best to avoid at all costs, and while at times the work can feel rushed, this is barely noticeable to those who will be keenly keeping pace with the story. Collects singles issues of the series 1–3.
VERDICT Excellent for readers seeking a fresh, modern take on supernatural fantasy. Recommended for older teens and adults owing to mature language.

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