Graphic Novel, Paranormal, Mystery
Print (168 pages, IMAGE COMICS)
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? Deceit, secrets, and hidden agendas are everywhere in a story where everyone is a suspect, and no one is innocent. Collects Mind the Gap #1-5.
Intense story, visually compelling! (4 stars)
This year I set out to expand my graphic novel reading and I couldn't resist the intriguing cover art of MIND THE GAP VOL. 1. Someone tried to kill Elle but she's trapped in a strange realm of coma patients somewhere between life and something beyond. Only... she doesn't remember who she is or how she got there.
It's a quick read and the concept isn't particularly original, but I still found it engrossing and enjoyable. There are plenty of potential perps and it seems like Elle herself might not have been a blameless victim but the mystery was no closer to resolution by volume's end.
If you're not usually a comic book reader and you've been looking for a place to jump in I think this has a storytelling style that makes for a great jumping off point. It's beautifully rendered visually but with a plot that stacks up soundly.
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Notes: Review copy received via NetGalley.
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