Thursday, February 9, 2017

Graphic Novel Spotlight - Decelerate Blue

Decelerate Blue by Adam Rapp and Mike Cavallaro

Think of this books as Feed meets V for Vendetta. Dystopias are a great subject for graphic novels since the author doesn't need to spend pages explaining speculative technologies, he can simply show them in use. We gather their details from context. While the inner workings of government and society can be harder to convey, Rapp and Cavallaro handle it fairly well, starting us out with a simple family conversation that, in it's very structure, reveals a lot about society. Some parts of the plot are difficult to follow but a little persistence pays off in a big way, especially since the ending defies expectations.

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