Topic: Comic Books - New
TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3712 - I received this book a while back, read it, and placed it in my 'To Review Blog' stack. I've been blogging about comics history this week, and am now back to review blogging comics / graphic novels, so this is the first one I wanted to blog about.
Why this publication? Well, here is the publisher's promotional piece about this book:
"After having been a good girl and following her mother’s advice to snag a husband before she became a twenty-something spinster, Barbara Slate realized that her Mr. Right was actually Mr. Wrong and that she was living her life according to everyone’s rules but her own. After twelve years of an unblissful marriage, she made her escape.
Okay, so what's 'My Take' on this book?
Front Cover: A nice traditional front cover... It was also appealing to me, and I opened up the book after seeing this and reading the back cover.
Inside I found that the artwork and the dialogue intrigued me into reading it all in two sittings. Even being a 'guy', I found this book to be heartwarming as well as an interesting read. And you know what? With Jo's struggle with 'female guilt' and her quest for 'self-awareness', this book really hit me with the seriousness of the subjects.
I found each page to be very readable, and other than a couple of words, this book is suitable reading for older teens and up. Plus Barbara's humor shines through the panels, which makes for even better reading!
Indeed, graphic novels are not all about superheroes, and Barbara Slate has done a fine job in presenting this graphic novel for public consumption!
I would give this book a Near Mint (NM) 9.4 out of a possible 10.0 comic book grading scale.
For those of you not familiar with Barbara Slate... She has created, written and drawn over 300 comic books and graphic novels, including Angel Love, Yuppies from Hell, Disney's Beauty and the Beast and Pocahontas, Marvel Comics 'Barbie' and 'Barbie Fashion', among other creations.
Catch up with Barbara at her own web site, BarbaraSlate.com.
There is also a Facebook Fan Page for the book at: Getting Married and Other Mistakes..
You can easily purchase this book at this online seller if it isn't available at your normal place of purchase: Getting Married and Other Mistakes !
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