Graphic Novel Discoveries #2

 

mindthegap

Mind the Gap,

Jim McCann, Rodin Esquejo, Adrian Alphona & Sonia Oback

Elle Peterssen is young, wealthy, and beautiful – and there is a reason someone tried to kill her. Only, Elle doesn’t remember any of this. MIND THE GAP, the new series by the Eisner Award-winning writer JIM McCANN (Return of the Dapper Men), is a mystery with a paranormal twist. Elle, in a spirit form detached from her comatose body, must not only unravel the mystery of her attacker’s identity and motive but her entire life as well. Who can she trust, in both this word and in the gap she exists in that lies between life and death? Filled with twists and turns, Elle’s life isn’t the only one turned upside down by the attack on her life. Deceit, secrets, and hidden agendas are everywhere in a story where everyone is a suspect, and no one is innocent.

I was sucked in by the cover because it looked so much like issue one of The Wicked & The Divine, which I read and loved when it was released a little while back.  Also, it was on special on comixology.  And it was great, so I don’t feel even a  little bad about judging a book by it’s lovely cover.

Flipping through, the thing that struck me was the quality of the illustration and the beautiful use of colour.  Anything that looks like this can’t be bad, right?  Right.  I do have to say though that this kind of story is either going to make you roll your eyes or fly through volume in one sitting.  I belong firmly in the latter camp.  I’m a sucker for the old ‘person in a coma who can move around on some spirit plane’ story, and add to that the conspiracy story and the cool, mysterious characters, and you have a winner.

My only complaint is that I didn’t buy the following volumes while they were on special!

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