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A weekend reading review…because sometimes Pastors need a break from heavy reading also.  Haven’t posted these in a while but need a mental break after staying up till 5 AM today to finish up a sermon outline.

Francesco Francavilla. The Black Beetle: Kara Bocek.  Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Comics, September 6th 2017. 56 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Looking for a fun comic short comic story of caped heroes taking place in the 1940s?  You might like this adventure!  About a year ago I read the first work on the Black Beetle titled The Black Beetle No Way Out.  I almost didn’t read it as I thought it would be cheesy and plus in real life I don’t like Beetles.  But the work impressed me very much.  Which is why I picked up this work that was also written and drawn by Francesco Francavilla, an Italian graphic novel artist and writer.

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A weekend leisure reading review…because sometimes Pastors also need a break from heavy theological reading!

Francesco Francavilla. The Black Beetle: No Way Out.  Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Comics, August 27th 2013. 152 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

I almost didn’t read this comic book.  After all who wants to read a superhero that’s named after a bug (beetle) that I find gross?  But the pulp feel of the comics in which the stories takes place in early 1941 and the beautiful colors and artwork that I gleamed from flipping through the book made me reconsider to give this comic book a chance.  And boy did the writer and illustrator did not disappoint!   I give this work a five out of five since the writer and artist Francesco Francavilla gave us a new comic character, a wonderful story and an interesting mystery.  I also appreciated that this book had a noir mystery feel and yet it was clean.

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