War Bears #2

Writer: Margaret Atwood Artist: Ken Steacy Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 3, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Handmaid's Tale, comes this historical fiction graphic novel tracing the Golden Age of comic books.

Al Zurakowski is living his dream to be a cartoonist, working on his own creation Oursonette, but the demands of his publisher is starting to take a toll. Add tough news regarding his brother fighting the war in Europe, and the weight of the world is proving difficult for Al. That said, his real life struggles prove to translate well to fuel his creative endeavors.  

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Oct 6, 2018

    Nostalgia, history or both " an engaging look at life in the era of Canadian black and white comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ComicBuzz - Tee LaFrance Todd Oct 11, 2018

    The art, as in the previous issue, is great. I love Ken Steacys style, and his storytelling is superb. Vivid colors add to the lifelike feel that he gives all of the characters, even the anthropomorphic ones. This book is a joy to look at and I want to see more, and read more. I hope you do, too. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 3, 2018

    I feel bad in that the Oursonette material isn't connecting for me because it's so well-produced in story and artwork but at the same time I'm thoroughly enjoying the rest of the book. Alain's story is a familiar one to many who have read about creators over the decades but it resonates because of the honest approach. I love the details of how the war is impacting everything, the rough relationship Alain has with Mike, and the potential of something with Gloria who gets fleshed out well here with new details of her own past. It's a very good read that has me wanting more of all of their stories and especially more of Ken Steacy's vision of this city during this time with the look that it has. It's simply beautiful. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Nathaniel Muir Oct 3, 2018

    Steacy's art is fantastic and the story has a lot of potential, but the uninspired writing impacts the overall enjoyment. Read Full Review

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