by March, Guillem, 1979-

Format: Print Book 2022
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Graphic Novel GR MAR
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Spanish writer and artist GUILLEM MARCH is best known for his ongoing, extensive work with DC Comics on Batman, Catwoman, and Harley Quinn and has worked as an artist on several graphic novels including the English editions of Monika with Titan Comics and The Dream with Europe Comics. Here, he takes up his pen for an edgy new volume about a highly unconventional angel named Karmen and the young woman she takes under her wing when a case of heartbreak strikes hard. Packed with surprises and metaphysics, this gorgeously drawn series deploys tenderness and humor as it dives deep into topics that matter.

Collects KARMEN #1-5.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "March (known for drawing Batman) here delivers gorgeous artwork but shorts the character development in a quirky tale of a grim reaper named Karmen, whose emotional attachment to her work garners the disapproval of her spiritual colleagues. Karmen's current assignment is Cata, a troubled young woman on the verge of ending her life when Karmen appears to collect her. What follows is a surreal journey through Palma de Mallorca, as the ghostly Cata floats naked through the city reflecting on her life, both unwilling to and too distracted by Karmen's whiplash-fast shifts between crass humor and callous observations to accept the reality of her decision. The art gives weight to the softness of Cata's body, with muted colors punctuated by shocking pops of red and yellow. But the dreamy ambience floats past disjointed script elements, leaving the parallels hinted at between the characters confusing (an info-dump gets delivered, for example, at the same time Karmen discusses a literal deus ex machina). Karmen explores the ripple effect one person's intervention in another's life can have on the wider world, but it's all a bit too messy to settle on a satisfying character arc. Despite the hiccups, fans of March's art will find it an entertaining enough modern twist on It's a Wonderful Life. (May)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Angels -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Paranormal comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher Portland, OR :Image Comics,2022
Contributors Christensen, Dan, translator.
Language English
Notes "Contains material originally published in single magazine form as Karmen #1-5."
"Originally published in French by Editions Dupuis in 2020."
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781534319882
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