Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere

Well that’s certainly a thing.

Almost exactly 4 years and what feels a lifetime ago (January 2017), I read the prose version of Neverwhere. I didn’t actually know it *had a graphic novel version (there are a number of other books in this category I’m finding). But looking back, I’m so very glad it does. The prose version of the story was weird and fantastical and wonderful–and the graphic novel turns that all up to 11, given form to all the strange characters and settings of London Below.

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The Horse and His Boy

I actually really enjoyed The Horse and His Boy. It’s the first book with a completely new main character. None of either the four original children or their cousin Eustace take up a main role. Although they do show up, it’s in a more minor capacity. A nice way to shake things up.

Timelinewise, it takes place after most of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, but before the end when the children have grown and return to their own world. So Narnia is at peace, but it’s a new peace. So when we get to follow an outside threat (we hadn’t otherwise heard of) from countries that have been mentioned but only barely… that’s pretty cool.

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The Boys, Volume 11: Over the Hills with the Swords of a Thousand Men

Spoiler: NSFW

Well holy crap. That’s quite the penultimate story… we get a number of showdowns we’ve been looking for this entire time, between Butcher and Homelander and between the Boys and any number of supes. And we get one hell of a twist that I’ll admit I didn’t at all see coming. And like all the best of twists, it explains so much, while at the same time turning everything on it’s heads.

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