Black Hole

Since it is currently Will Eisner Week, I thought I’d let you guys in on a graphic novel that I just read that absolutely broke my heart:

Set in the ’70s in suburban Seattle, Black Hole follows a group of teenagers navigating the tricky nuances of young love and romance during an outbreak of an STD that causes physical mutations.  Woah, what?  Yes.  A sexually-transmitted mutant disease.  So needless to say, there is sexually explicit content in the book.  Like, a lot. 

And hand-in-hand with young love comes young heartbreak.  I don’t want to spoil anything for anybody but at several points I shouted OUT LOUD while reading, and had to put the book to rest so it could sink in.

Black Hole was recommended to me by the super-cool Vita down at Forbidden Planet.  She promised me that I would fall in love with it — and I absolutely did.  The illustrations will burn through your eyes.  The story will make your pulse race.  And it will tease you and leave you always wanting more.

What are your favourite graphic novels?  Recommend them to me in the comments!!!

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