One Week In The Library #1

One Week In The Library #1

Writer: W. Maxwell Prince Artist: John Amor, Kathryn Layno, Tom Muller, Ashley Walker Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 7, 2016 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Welcome to the Library. It's here that every story ever written is catalogued and monitored by a single man, who's begun to notice something strange: the books are rebelling.

Image Comics proudly presents this experimental graphic novella from writer W. MAXWELL PRINCE and artist JOHN AMOR, which recounts a troublesome week in the Library via seven short stories-one for each day-that use comics, infographics, prose, and poetry to play with the graphic medium and explore the multivalent world of living narrative.

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Nov 21, 2016

    One Week In The Library is a unique work that needs to be experienced. This OGN is worth your time for 10 bucks, and I really liked where Prince, Amor and Layno went with this. I love it when something goes unexpected directions and challenges the medium and how design elements can enhance and enrich “traditional” comic book storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Fabienne Payet Dec 11, 2016

    It is peculiar and weird and hence so is this review, but by all means read it and see what it says to you, how you experience the story in your own way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Dec 9, 2016

    "One Week In the Library" is $9.99 and a very good use of $9.99. I want more of this from Image. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lizard Lounge - Tom Henrich Dec 13, 2016

    One Week In The Library is a trippy exercise in the relationship between author and reader, told through distorted versions of tried and true stories such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears. While its art is nothing special, its brutally honest and non-apologetic depiction of the author's innermost fears and neuroses truly make this experimental graphic novel one worth jumping into headfirst. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Laramie Martinez Dec 14, 2016

    I liked this book. I liked the direction it took and I'm still thinking about it a week after I read it. I will read it again and I'll probably have a new opinion about it by the time I finish it a second time. The only reason I'm not giving it five stars is because this book isn't for everyone. This book is for a certain person looking for something a bit more literary in their comic book. If that describes you or even if you think there is a chance it could describe you, check this one out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Dec 9, 2016

    This comic goes to show how powerful books and stories can befull of good intent, Prince and Amor show the impacts of reading, whether it be the horror of not being able to unread something, to falling into a book and losing yourself. The impact of the stories is somewhat lessened by the conceit at the end. It is as if Prince just ran out of ideas. Maybe he felt that the ideas at the start of the book were too strong, the latter ones potentially not having the same pull. Or maybe he just ran out of pages. Whatever the reason, Prince himself alludes to the doubtsand insecurities about being creative, for that, I have to give him a nod of respect. No-one wants their hard work to be pointed at or vilified. No-one intends to create bad book; this is far from being that. It's book that deserves to be re-read, reflected upon, then read again. Read Full Review

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