The Banks #1
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The Banks #1

Writer: Roxane Gay Artist: Ming Doyle Publisher: TKO Studios Release Date: November 6, 2019 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
9.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

From New York Times bestselling writer Roxane Gay (Hunger) and artist Ming Doyle (The Kitchen). The women of the Banks family are the most successful thieves in Chicago. But when they stumble upon the heist of a lifetime, they must band together to avenge a loved one taken too soon.

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - LaNeysha Campbell Dec 22, 2019

    Overall, I highly recommend grabbing The Banks it's a great graphic novel that also makes a refreshing addition to the heist genre. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Dec 8, 2019

    Overall, an excellent and intricately told story about a family whose business is more than ill-gotten gains, as love and legacy is paramount to everything. The story by Gay is immense, heartfelt, and harrowing. The art by the creative team is beautiful. Altogether, a story that does more than add sepia tones to the crime noir genre but elevates it a new standard of storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Arbaz M. Khan Feb 3, 2020

    Gay hit a home run here imbuing the nuances of race, gender, and classism in a simple and enthralling story. In truth, most stories with this much plot usually have little interest for people, but Gay is no sucker. Each piece she contributed has managed to layer and serve great purpose towards the characters, and all of this is captured within the first issue of this series. I am more than excited to see what she does with the rest of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Nicole Drum May 6, 2020

    While The Banks has a satisfying conclusion, the landing is somewhat shaky due to a few extraneous threads the narrative could have done without. In spite of those missteps, The Banks is an engrossing and thought-provoking read, one that feels of the moment, yet absolutely timeless. Read Full Review

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