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The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln by Noah Van Sciver,
This review is from: The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln (Hardcover)
The Hypo is an original graphic novel by Noah Van Sciver about the early life of Abraham Lincoln during his inner bouts with depression, his love life and his career as a lawyer. The main draw to this book is that, as far as I'm aware of, this is the first comic book depiction of these moments in Lincoln's life and Van Sciver does not disappoint. Each plot in the story is engaging, from Lincoln's depression, his floundering career as a lawyer and, his relationships with Mary Todd & Joshua Speed, all of these are wonderfully crafted by Van Sciver's storytelling abilities as a cartoonist and his wondrous use of cross hatching which become heavier throughout the book as Lincoln becomes more and more consumed by his inner struggles. The Hypo is a fantastic graphic novel debut and is one of the better graphic novels to come out this year.