Is'nana the Were-Spider, Vol. 1: Forgotten Stories Paperback – January 1, 2016
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I know, I know. Amazing isn't it?
Is'nana is the son of the Spider-God and throughout the comic we get to see a bond between father and son that makes me see Anansi in a whole new light. Without spoiling too much of the comic for those of you who haven't had a chance to read it yet, the comic opens with an introduction to Is'nana. While we already know of his famous father, we get to see the world through Is'nana's eyes. He's a pretty interesting kid. It's easy to see that he's a hero whether he wants to be or not.
Meanwhile, on the other side of town, something fishy is going down. One of Anansi's arch-nemesis has stepped into the human world and he isn't coming to make amends. Nikki-Michelle recommends this book for those who are comic veterans and those new to comics alike. I rate this book five-pages (think five-stars).
The introduction to this book is really a unique way to introduce one of the main themes of the story and what the story represents. Because of the not so diverse stories in mainstream comics and a society that is tearing itself apart from racism, most stories about other cultures are scarce and because they're not as heavily promoted as mainstream comics (not bashing because I'm personally a fan of the Nightwing and Dick Grayson comics myself) they're not getting much attention therefore they become forgotten.
Creators with original and diverse ideas are thus turning to the independent industry and self publishing so stories like Is'nana won't become forgotten.
The story is deep and original, the layout of the frames is strategically placed well, and the overall reading experience is really an educational one. If you're a comic creator (like me) you'll either learn from this book or be inspired by the level of creativity of it and it will have a profound impact on you. (I have the digital copies of both Forgotten Stories and The Hornets Nest (Volumes 1 and 2 respectively and it's really been a thrill reading them. I plan to buy the physicals so I can actually hold them in my hands.) If you have an afternoon off and want an exciting graphic novel experience, read this book. You won't be disappointed.)