I am ashamed to admit it but I have never really read a graphic novel before. So, when I saw We(l)come Back Vol. 1 by Christopher Sebela I was intrigued.
Here is a short blurb from Amazon:
Mali and Tessa have lived hundreds of different lives throughout time, caught up in an eternal cycle as they take part in a war so old that neither side remembers what they’re fighting for anymore. As Mali wakes up in her newest life, she suddenly becomes self-aware and starts to question everything, especially why she continues to fight. But elsewhere, Tessa is already on the hunt…
Critically-acclaimed series, Welcome Back is a break-neck thriller of reincarnated assassins forever fighting, killing, and loving each other, by Eisner Award-nominated writer Christopher Sebela (Dead Letters, High Crimes) and artists Jonathan Brandon Sawyer (Critical Hit) and Claire Roe. Collects issues #1-4.
I could not put this book down once I started. I loved the artwork and the coloring. It was beautiful. The story was very intriguing and it kept me turning pages. I love the premise of their forbidden love during a never-ending war. I also a sucker for big dopey dogs and this book has a cute lab as one of the characters.
The only thing I didn’t like about the book was the shift from one drawing style to another. It took me a little while to realize it was the same girl that was talking just drawn differently.
I would recommend this novel to anyone who likes graphic novels. There are not that many graphic novels with lesbian characters so that make this book unique. If you’re looking for a classic romance this is not the book for you. But, there is a love story intertwined into the bloody war.
Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book.
If you would like to read this book if can be found at Amazon.