Thursday, September 16, 2021

Jennifer McGinnis:

Comics as a Second Language

D’airian Adventure

D’airian Adventure


Find it on Atomic Avenue

Genre: Anthology

The talented artist Ashley Wood teams up with writers Chris Ryall and TP Louise to produce D’Airain, an ongoing collection of three stories: “Les Mort,” “Black Magick,” and “Zombies Versus Robots.”

In “Les Mort,” a performer in one of the world’s most extraordinary circuses defies death night after night, recovering from shots to the head, plummets over twenty stories long, and being decapitated. But the fame he’s achieved from his feats isn’t enough, and he’s driven to search for something, traveling to a small American town to find it.

In “Black Magick,” a small, suburban cul-de-sac is transformed when a mysterious new neighbor appears, complete with a fully formed house where an empty lot had been just the night before.

“Zombies Versus Robots” speaks for itself, and readers can be sure that Ashley Wood’s excellent renditions of robots will be put to full effect here. There are a few explicit images, and this is not a book aimed at young children.

Jennifer grew up in an almost-rural part of California and is currently living in the metropolis of Portland. She knows how to fish without bait, find magnetic north, shoot a bow and arrow, and slaughter small animals, but very rarely does any of it.

Jennifer’s favorite comics include PS 238, She-Hulk, Usagi Yojimbo, Fables, and Impulse.

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