The New York Four
Written by Brian Wood Art and cover by Ryan Kelly A new Minx graphic novel from acclaimed writer Brian Wood (DEMO, DMZ)! Just starting her freshman year at NYU, Riley is about to find out what an adventure - and a mystery - living in New York City can be. The ultimate insider's guide to NYC is... show more
Written by Brian Wood Art and cover by Ryan Kelly A new Minx graphic novel from acclaimed writer Brian Wood (DEMO, DMZ)! Just starting her freshman year at NYU, Riley is about to find out what an adventure - and a mystery - living in New York City can be. The ultimate insider's guide to NYC is seen through the eyes of Brooklyn-born Riley. Raised by stuffy, literati parents, Riley's a shy, straight-A student who convinces three other NYU brainiacs to join a research group for fast cash. What Riley doesn't bank on is accidentally falling in love with arty older sister's boyfriend. Advance-solicited; on sale July 23 - 176 pg, B&W, $9.99 US
Publish date: July 22nd 2008
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
, Graphic Novels Comics
Series: New York Four (#1)
Dear Mr. Wood,if you are going to have a main character who "grew up" Brooklyn as opposed to moved here from somewhere else, there is no way in hell that she would say "New York City's not so intimidating",when going to Manhattan for the first time to go to College @ NYU!.Anyone who was born here wo...
Beautifully referenced background art (NYU alums will be schoolsick) and sharp visual storytelling do not compensate for the banality of said story and the characters who people it.
The latest in the new Minx series of graphic novels targeted at teenage girls and created by (straight bio) men. The state of comix tempts me into gender essentialist critique. I guess the real question is why don't publishers like DC Comics hire more women graphic novelists? More on this later.
I have to thank B. for getting this for me.I'm crazy about the minx books, :P yeah i know, it's such a girl thing.Either way, Brian Wood here shows us a both a story of growing up and how sometimes you just screw up, while at the same time showing us a picture of New York not everyone sees :)