Mooncakes #1
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Mooncakes #1

Writer: Suzanne Walker Artist: Wendy Xu Publisher: Lion Forge Comics Release Date: October 9, 2019 Cover Price: $14.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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A story of love and demons, family and witchcraft.

Nova Huang is still young, but she's one of the most powerful witches in New England.  She spends her days working in her grandmothers' spell book shop and her nights hunting down the supernatural.

Tam Lang, a genderqueer werewolf, was Nova's childhood crush. Tam has been wandering from place to place for years until the one fateful night they find themselves back in their hometown... battling a giant horse demon in the woods.

Tam turns to Nova for help, and their latent feelings are rekindled against the backdrop of witchcraft, untested magic, occult ritu more

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Carrie McClain Nov 15, 2019

    Do you want YA? Do you want LGBTQIA friendly? You want a graphic novel centering non-white protagonists? You want a paranormal romance with rekindled friendships, adorable forest creatures, unexpected homecomings, and a big showdown? You want Mooncakes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Brax Oct 17, 2019

    In some comics these days, [insert your favorite category here] identity is incidental. In others, identity is so intentional that it feels inauthentic. In MOONCAKES, the identity of each character is organic and feels intrinsic to the story in ways that most novels (graphic or otherwise) only dream of achieving. MOONCAKES is all about the magic of witches and werewolves, but it is a bit of magic in its own right too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Oct 13, 2019

    My only real issue with Mooncakes is the pacing. The graphic novel is fairly hefty and moves slow. The bulk of it focuses on building out Nova and Tam's relationship, which is great, but at times it drags on. That being said, the story is delightful and would be enjoyed by fans of Studio Ghibli or the video game Life is Strange which is more adult but explores similar themes. Read Full Review

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