Two Brothers #1
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Two Brothers #1

Writer: Gabriel Ba, Fabio Moon Artist: Gabriel Ba, Fabio Moon Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 14, 2015 Cover Price: $24.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

New groundbreaking work from Ba and Moon!

Twin brothers Omar and Yaqub may share the same features, but they could not be more different from one another. After a brutally violent exchange between the young boys, Yaqub is sent from his home in Brazil to live with relatives in Lebanon, only to return five years later as a virtual stranger to the parents who bore him, his tensions with Omar unchanged. Family secrets engage the reader in this profoundly resonant story about identity, love, loss, deception, and the dissolution of blood ties.

  • 10
    All-Comic - Alex Mansfield Sep 15, 2015

    Two Brothers meanders through the dreams, the ghosts, the memories of two brothers who were born lost. Awash in the exotic substance of a changing country, the gradual and tragic conflagration of a family enrapt in passion and secrets is a wonder to experience. Adapting the enigmatic masterpiece that is Hatoums original novel, Moon and B have made Two Brothers their own. This is the realization of graphic novel storytelling at its peak; a work that breathlessly flutters through memories with amazing ease and captivating control. It would be easier to list what Two Brothers is not about as opposed to the myriad of heartfelt wonderings it incorporates into its whole, but if nothing else, its about potential and the passions that steer us to and from it. For Moon and B, with their skill on full unfettered display, that potential is limitless. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Oct 1, 2015

    "Two Brothers" is one the best graphic novels of 2015 and deserves a space on the shelf of every serious fan of the medium. It's a work of art that shows the power of sequential storytelling and its ability to enhance and enrich an already captivating story through mis en scene and confident artwork. Kudos to Moon and B, two artists with an already stellar track record; they may have just created the best work of their career. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Sep 23, 2015

    Buy this book immediately, brew yourself some black coffee, and read the whole thing in a sitting. The tragedy must be taken as a whole, for the last glimmer of hope to really shine through. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 2, 2015

    Two Brothers is a fantastic example of the maturity that exists in the comics medium, a graphic novel that can be appreciated by comic fans, and those who enjoy good literature. It's a beautiful read for many reasons, and easily one of my favorite graphic novels of the year so far. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Project-Nerd - Anne Oct 19, 2015

    Two Brothers is not a graphic novel for a reader seeking some nice escapism, and definitely not for anyone looking for a happily ever after. That said, I really enjoyed it. It was a little confusing to grasp who's who and everything that was going on in the beginning, but as the narrative filled in all the events that led up to where it had started, the story really came together. Overall, Two Brothers is a compelling tale of family, desire, loss, and the human tendency to ignore uncomfortable truths until it is too late. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopOptiq - Scott Cederlund Oct 16, 2015

    Everything improves after the end of a war, but what if theres no end to war? Two Brothers begins in the days following World War II,but thats really just the beginning of the emotional cold war that develops between Yaqub and Omar. Fbio Moon and Gabriel B tragic family saga is about people who should be bonded together by blood but have uncrossable gulfs between them that just spread and grow with every passing year. The space that the cartoonists unfold in this comic gives the readers the room to move around in and inhabit the same spaces occupied by Yaqub and Omar. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - J.A. Micheline Oct 12, 2015

    Two Brothers was a good read, especially as someone who as experienced decades long"well, sibling rivalry doesn't quite seem like the right phrase. For me, it echoed a lot of the misunderstandings and past hurts I experienced in my own family. There's something remarkable"something painfully relatable " in watching two siblings insist that the other is the favorite, watching two people from the same environment interpret the same events radically differently. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dawn of Comics Sep 11, 2015

    It's full of badly drawn sex, boobs for the lads and penis for the ladies, violence and what I can only assume are meant to be emotional scenes that lose all impact with the lack of detail on the faces. Read Full Review

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