We(l)come Back by Christopher Sebla
Pages: 112 (Paperback)
Published by BOOM! Studios March 1st, 2016
Genre: Graphic Novel, Comics, Fantasy, LGBTQ
Overall Rating: 3/5
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley, but that does not have a sway in my reviews. I am a human being with thoughts of her own, and I am not obligated to automatically give this book five stars.
We(l)come Back starts with a dream. Mali’s dream. Of a war, of several wars that she lived through. This is the premise of the story. Christopher Sebla, thrusts the reader into a narrative of reincarnation. A story about two women who have been damned to a life of assassination.
While the premise of the story is captivating in itself, as a reader, I was left with many questions. What did these characters do to be reborn so many times? Why are they cursed? Is it a curse to have to live through so many lives? How does it really affect the balance of peace? And why do they have to kill one another to reset the reincarnation cycle? There are many unanswered questions in Volume 1, and I hope Volume 2 answers them.
Despite the many questions I had for the story, I did find that the author addressed mental illness with care and that his use of inclusion for LGBTQ characters was incredible. That to me is exciting to see in books and graphic novels.
We(l)come Back Vol. 1 is just the beginning. I’m sure the world of Mali and Tessa will widen with each volume released.