Last week I read Madame Mirage, which was a good standalone superhero story. While most of the books I read are standalone stories, there are a few continuing series I enjoy. This week is a special two-fer as I decided to check in with a couple of books that I get on a yearly basis. The first was GRANDVILLE MON AMOUR, written and illustrated by Bryan Talbot, published by Dark Horse, and the second, OKKO VOL. 3: CYCLE OF AIR, written and illustrated by Hub, published by Archaia Studios Press.
I read the first Grandville book and loved it so much that I couldn’t wait to read the second. Even though I was excited about the book, I also felt a certain amount of trepidation. Second books tend to fall flat and not have the same impact as the original story. I am happy to say that is not the case here!
Grandville picks up a few weeks after the conclusion of the first book as Detective Inspector LeBrock is called to solve the case of a killer who not only escaped from prison in London, but managed to travel to Grandville (Paris) and continue his murderous spree. As always, nothing is what it seems and the answer to the mystery may lie in the final days of the revolution after London finally freed itself from France’s tyrannical rule 23 years ago.