The story is excellent. The writing great. The art fitting. This comic is just freaking engrossing. It’s the kind of book you don’t want to put down.
And then it’s over. Before you know it. And you want to scream “Noooo!” (For several reasons.)
The covers are delightfully retro. And the ads after each issue! Hey, Kids! Patriarchy!
But the best thing, of course, is the commentary on our society.
Women aren’t as important as men.
Women are expected to be compliant.
When a man has an affair, the woman should determine what she did to drive him to it.
A bunch of middle-aged white men stand in judgment of everyone who’s not.
Is this a future dystopia? Or just a mirror of our own culture? I guess that’s the thing.
And the discussion questions at the end (yes! discussion questions on a comic book!) serve to highlight this excellent allegory.
Highly recommended. Unless you actually support the patriarchy. In which case you won’t get this at all.
Thanks to NetGalley and Image Comics for a copy in exchange for an honest review.