I am a bigot.
I like novels.
See it’s a problem.
I don’t read graphic novels or comics. I have but I just don’t. But now I have this boyfriend thing and he reads graphic novels and comics mostly. In fact he is the opposite of me, his novel consumption has been 5 to my 40+ in the time we’ve been dating.
He’s tried to get me into graphic novels before but I simply have no desire to pick one up and read it. Until today.
I got a new bookcase today and i put mostly my boyfriends graphic novels, comics, etc. on it. While organizing his comics I found Alex & Ada by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn.
There are 15 issues of this comic, set a year after a sentient robot massacred a few dozen people and 7 months after Alex’s fiance left him. To cheer him up his grandmother gets him an android. . . Let’s be real with each other for a second; his grandmother bought him a sex toy. But I digress.
The story of Alex & Ada is not unique, it is not phenomenal, it is certainly nothing to write home about. But it was a fun quick read and I like those every now and again.
I am a little miffed at just how predicable the story was; I should have written out my predictions beforehand because I was almost 100% correct on that front. In any case it was well written and I can respect that. It was funny and sad and anxiety inducing. And as someone who is not a fan of the media I did enjoy the way this story played out in graphics.
Speaking of graphics I guess I should actually speak on the graphics. They are as much a story telling element in comics as words, if not more-so. I did enjoy the art style of this story and I think each graphic did a good job portraying what needed to be shown. I did have to laugh a few times because the facial expressions of some of the characters simply looked stoned instead of whatever they were supposed to look like. It made for comical reading.
- 1- Don’t Read
- 2- It’s Good
- 3- Read
- 4- Highly Recommend
- 5- Must Read
I’m going to have to give this series a solid 3/5. It is significant only because it is the first comic/graphic novel series I’ve ever read. Other than that it was just an amusing distraction from cleaning my house. I don’t regret reading it in anyway, like I said it was enjoyable, just no fireworks.