Friday, April 22, 2011

Review: Agnes Quill: an Anthology of Mystery

Where I got it: From Publisher for review
Rating: 4.5 stars
Cover Rating: 4 stars (Not my favorite illustration of Agnes, but I love the flow and colors.)
Genre: Young Adult
Publication Date: October 31, 2006
Publisher: Slave Labor Graphics
Page Count: 130 p.

Agnes Quill is a teenager who has a gift. She can see and talk to ghosts. She uses this gift in an old Curiosity Shop, where the dead can call on her to help them accomplish things they can not do on their own. This is an interesting illustrated collection of four stories about her adventures in aiding the dead. There are also some of her journal entries in the back as well as guest art portraying Agnes Quill. Agnes is a unique and strong heroine in the story of her life. She is one who has a gift and is a good enough person to share it with the world.

This was a really fun read. I loved Agnes she was just such a strong character. It was nice seeing some of my fave illustrators in this collection. Agnes was a really fun character and her line of work say the least. It would be very fascinating to be able to commune with and assist the dead. Some of the dead folk that Agnes aids are just in need of some assistance in finishing their final acts so that they may move on. I loved the semi-creepy feel that these comics has and how twisted some of the stories were. Many of them kept you guessing. The journal entries in the back were really fascinating too and gave you another story from Quill's point of view. This is another great addition to a comic/graphic novel fan's library. Please check this one out if you get a chance.

First Line:
"The Data Analysis Keep is a community of scholars dedicated to the advancement of all things scientific, mystical, and existential."

Favorite Lines:
"Agnes, there's something biting my leg!!!
Well shake it off!"

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