Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec

There is a monster terrorizing Paris. With the masses in uproar, journalists are providing a heft reward for proof of the pterodactyl that is killing at random. Adele is on her way to take a picture of it and claim the reward... or is she? As allies are turning up dead and no one is as they seem, will Adele get what she wants or will her hopes be crushed?

I really enjoyed this graphic novel. The plot is super fast paced, and nothing is as it seems. I've only really given the summary of the first volume Pterror Over Paris, but the story continues in The Eiffel tower Demon. Adele is a driven, hard, and a bit of a bitch (in a good way), I love the fact that she's completely in control of what she wants and how she'll get it. Everything is so frenetic! Everything is connected, which just makes the mystery even better.

I have two complaints about this piece:
1. I had a hard time identifying who was who because the men all tended to look the same. Big nose, squinty eyes, 50-50 chance of mustache.
2. This is originally published in France, so the next two volumes aren't out until August. Lame. I want to know what happens next NOW.

Get it. Read it. Love it.

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