Friends With Boys #1

Friends With Boys #1

Writer: Faith Erin Hicks Artist: Faith Erin Hicks Publisher: First Second Release Date: March 7, 2012 Cover Price: $15.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Mar 4, 2012

    I think what I most enjoyed about Friends With Boys was it wasn't about what I thought it was going to be about. The title leads one to believe it's about a girl meeting new, male friends as she enters the public school system for the first time. But it's not about that. Instead, she ends up befriending a girl, Lucy. So then I thought it was about how Maggie had only been friends with boys (her brothers), so the title was meant as a bit of misdirection. But Maggie also becomes friends with Alastair, Lucy's brother. It wasn't until the book's climactic ending the true meaning reveals itself, and it's thoroughly satisfying. All the clues are there. Friends With Boys is ultimately a story about the importance of family as a foundation for who we are and the lives we choose to live. Friends With Boys stands out as Faith Erin Hicks' finest work, and given the strength of her past projects, that's saying something. Read Full Review

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    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Mar 7, 2012

    While Hicks' debut comic "Zombies Calling" was great fun, her books have gotten progressively better over the last few years. Her artistic skill grows and her writing becomes more layered and nuanced with each new book. "Friends With Boys" is so good it leaves one simply excited to see what she'll do next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Mar 7, 2012

    Danny Djeljosevic is a comic book creator, award-winning filmmaker (assuming you have absolutely no follow-up questions), film/music critic for Spectrum Culture and Co-Managing Editor of Comics Bulletin. Follow him on Twitter at @djeljosevic or find him somewhere in San Diego, often wearing a hat. Read his comic, "Sgt. Death and his Metachromatic Men," over at Champion City Comics and check out his other comics at his Tumblr, Sequential Fuckery. His webcomic The Ghost Engine (drawn by Eric Zawadzski) will debut in Spring 2012. Read Full Review

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