The Heavy Bright OGN
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The Heavy Bright OGN

Writer: Cathy Malkasian Artist: Cathy Malkasian Publisher: Fantagraphics Books Release Date: March 29, 2023 Cover Price: $39.99 Critic Reviews: 1
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In this allegorical, fantastical graphic novel, a queer young woman aims to dispel the greed and cruel masculine energy that has consumed the world. Once, the world lived in harmony. People trusted and aided each other, dreamed freely, and communed with their ancestors. And
then one day the eggs appeared. One thousand black eggs, heavy as pure lead, which by some mystical property, provoked greed and violence in all who came in contact with them. A family of brutish men managed to hoard the eggs and build a misogynistic dynasty that held all of the land in an iron grip. Years later, Arna, an orphaned young woman immune to the beguiling po more

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Alex Schlesinger Mar 28, 2023

    Cathy Malkasian's 'The Heavy Bright' is a beautiful and important glimpse into the impact that toxic masculinity, capitalist greed, and fascist politics have on society, with haunting and ethereal art that grounds the queer allegorical tale with real emotion and impact, leaving the reader with a feeling of surprising hopefulness. Read Full Review

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