Book Review – Black Comix Returns by John Jennings

★★★★★ 4.5 Stars

Stylish, vibrant and extremely diverse mix of artists and graphic novelists – for an art or comics enthusiast it’s like being a kid in a candy store. Or I guess I should say an art supply store.
This collection features mostly indie artists, but of all mediums – digital or traditional, cartoon or realistic, full colour or monochrome, you name it.

While it’s true of any multi-artist gallery that some of the styles won’t be my favourites, I can’t deny that everyone in here has buckets of talent. Seriously, the work here is pure, gleaming eye candy and is fantastic. I also thought the essays featured were well-written, as well as important – especially the one regarding diversity and artists, and that while it’s vital to have diversity in fiction, it’s even more vital to have diversity with its creators.

But just to add, it’s not a book of short stories. They do talk about the books these artists have worked on or written, but there aren’t many full comics featured. Most of the comics are snippets from larger works. That’s not to say they aren’t lovely, though.

I received a free copy of this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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