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Comic Review: Cellies, vol. 1

I was perusing the comics available on NetGalley recently when this cleverly named collection jumped out at me. Cellies follows a group of retail employees at a cell phone store through midnight launches, parental drama and store romances.

Volume one of Cellies is a fun introduction to some interesting and varied characters. The staff feel like they’re your average underpaid and under-appreciated retail worker and their manager is a hoot. Though, I must admit, I never found myself really caring about the characters or what happened to them.

Interspersed throughout the main storyline are “real life” retail horror stories that have been drawn in the same style as Cellies. I think these in particular will resonate with anyone who has ever worked in retail. 

The art is quite cool and I loved the use of colour throughout the comics.

I enjoyed Cellies, vol. 1 as a very quick “slice of life” style read, but found it odd that the volume ended on a cliffhanger. Most collections I have read in the past end on the conclusion of the current story arc so that each collection can be read separately. 

While I did enjoy the first collection, I wasn’t hooked in enough to be super keen on checking out the next instalment in the series. I don’t feel like what I’ve read will be particularly memorable in the long run, but it was a quick read that gave me a few laughs.

 

Have you read Cellies? Is it worth continuing with or do you have another indie comic you’d like to recommend? Hit me up in the comments or on the Twitters.

– CJ

Emotions Explained with Buff Dudes by Andrew Tsyaston (2018)

Review by CJ

Page count:
111

ISBN:
9781449486938 

 

In the debut collection of Owlturd Comix, we join Shen on his journey through life’s ups and downs with social anxiety, sleep deprivation and a wide range of other emotions.

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Wynonna Earp: Season One

Review by CJ

Director:
Paolo Barzman, Ron Murphy, Brett Sullivan, Peter Stebbings

Writer:
Beau Smith (based on the graphic novel created and written by), Emily Andras, Brendon Yorke, James Hurst, Shelley Scarrow, Alexandra Zarowny, Caitlin D. Fryers, Ramona Barckert

Starring:
Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Shamier Anderson, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Michael Eklund

Other notable appearances:
Greg Lawson, Natascha Girgis, Rayisa Kondracki

Running time:
Approx 43 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
13

 

The town of Purgatory is home to the cursed Earp family. After her great-great-grandfather Wyatt was cursed by a demon, it falls to Wynonna Earp (Scrofano) as his eldest living ancestor to break the curse by using Wyatt’s gun Peacemaker to send the 77 risen people he killed with it back to hell.

The heirs before her have all failed, but none of them had what Wynonna does — friends willing to help no matter the cost and an attitude that just won’t quit.

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