Monday, May 1, 2017
Welcome Back, Vol. 1: Help, I'm Alive
author: Christopher Sebela
average rating: 3.66
book published: 2016
read at: 2017/05/01
date added: 2017/05/01
'Welcome Back, Vol 1: Help, I'm Alive' by Christopher Sebela with art by Jonathan Brandon Sawyer is a trippy graphic novel about past lives, past enemies and moving forward when things seem stuck in the same cycle.
Mali lives an ok life. She's got a roommate, a place to live, a dog, and a boyfriend. She's also got a serial killer for a dad and has to live with that in her past. That's not the only thing in her past. She also finds out she has been living over and over and fighting the same enemy in all of her previous lives. In each life, one prevails in combat, and then commits suicide so that the cycle can start all over again. Mali is just waking up to this fact, but will it be in time?
The story also follows her rival Tessa, and does so in what I thought was a pretty easy way to follow both stories.
It's the kind of in your face story that you just have to read and not ask too many questions, like how can Mali be so good at combat when she doesn't seem to have ever trained? Reincarnated warriors who want things to stop doesn't seem totally new, but I like the way things were handled in this medium. The art is pretty good in this graphic novel. I liked it.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from BOOM! Studios and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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