Pages: 160 ~ Publisher: Animal Media Group LLC
Synopsis: A coming of age tale, this is the first installment of the Thin Thinline Trilogy, the fiercely independent Nina Overstreet has an axe to grind. A talented singer-songwriter slogging her way through the burgeoning Greenwich Village folk music scene of 1963, the Queen of Kenosha, Wisconsin, realizes that standing on the cusp of stardom gets her little respect and barely a cup of coffee in New York City. It finally comes, but in a way she could have never imagined. A chance encounter with the mysterious Nick Ladd at a late-night gig spins her life in a different direction--one that becomes a daily balance between life and death, right and wrong. Nick recruits Nina to join him and a team of ex-FBI operatives in a clandestine agency to stop the establishment of the Fourth Reich by undercover Nazis in post-War America. It's a cause Nina believes in ... until she's forced to compromise the very principles of fairness and patriotism she holds dear. As she and Nick grow closer as partners, she forces him to question his own intentions. But as the body count mounts in pursuit of the Nazi ringleader, the evasive Alex, the stakes grow even higher for Nick and Nina.
Nina is in the musical scene, living only for commissions for playing in bars and is run by her cousin, who arranges these works, one night her way intersects with that of Nick Ladd (who did stupid things that night), and the posture of her in that moment gives her a job offer in a clandestine agency, but with good intentions. 

The graphic novel has colors that resemble the representations of the 60s and a cleaner scene that reminds me of the Cold War, they are more interesting when they are in the bars, and this happens little. There is something about the features of Nina Overstreet that bothers me, it seems that what bothers me the most is the disproportionate chin to the face, and the face of the other female character that appears in the book is much more proportional.

Each chapter has indications of songs to listen to while accompanying the story, including every time has an indication of the repertoire of Nina Ovestreet and I found this very cool, the indications are not only the 60's and this took some of the charm of the idea . Speaking of music, I wanted much more of the music scene in this book than scenes of the boss not fully relying on the work of a woman in the middle of this clandestine organization. 

Only in the plot twist in the end of the graphic novel that I discovered that it was a story that would go to more volumes, I just stay in the crowd for more musical moments and a good argument for the character to do that. 

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟
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Pages: 224
Publisher: Lion Forge
Synopsis: Marjorie Glatt feels like a ghost. A practical thirteen year old in charge of the family laundry business, her daily routine features unforgiving customers, unbearable P.E. classes, and the fastidious Mr. Saubertuck who is committed to destroying everything she’s worked for.
Wendell is a ghost. A boy who lost his life much too young, his daily routine features ineffective death therapy, a sheet-dependent identity, and a dangerous need to seek purpose in the forbidden human world.
When their worlds collide, Marjorie is confronted by unexplainable disasters as Wendell transforms Glatt’s Laundry into his midnight playground, appearing as a mere sheet during the day. While Wendell attempts to create a new afterlife for himself, he unknowingly sabotages the life that Marjorie is struggling to maintain.
Sheets illustrates the determination of a young girl to fight, even when all parts of her world seem to be conspiring against her. It proves that second chances are possible whether life feels over or life is over. But above all, it is a story of the forgiveness and unlikely friendship that can only transpire inside a haunted laundromat.
Sheets shows a situation that hurts but it's real, there are infants with adult obligations, victims of bullying, those who doesn't feel safe to open up, but still many can fight (thanks goodness!)

Heart eyes on the style of the illustrations, the characters' faces look like the animation that went on TV during my childhood, and something reminds me of Charlie & Lola. 

Sheets had my heart at first page, because I love how pleasant pink and blue are together, the landscapes are so beautiful! Many of them could be a wallpaper on your cell phone, or just a big frame in the wall, Wendell's world is less colorful, but the details are so cute

Sheets is a melancholy graphic novel that deals with harsh themes but with the most incredible colors I have ever seen in sequential art.
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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