Blue Monday – Thieves Like Us – #1

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Dec 2008 – Oni Press

Writing: Chynna Clugston
Art: Chynna Clugston
Letters: Douglas E. Sherwood

I’ve always loved Chynna’s work, Blue Monday especially. So you can imagine my excitement when I noticed this at my LCS.

And like the previous work, we get more of the same here. In this story, spring is in the air and love is all around Bleu who is having quite the effect on the animals of Chappy Zoological Gardens. Her current crisis is trying to get a guy to like her and you’ll never guess what her new plan is by the end of it.

Again. It’s Blue Monday. New Blue Monday. Our beloved characters back again for a 5 issue run. That almost doesn’t seem enough. I can only hope that there will be more for the future, as this is a series that’s just as much soul food as it is a comfort food.

I love the relationships and interactions between the characters. It’s so natural you’d almost swear you knew some of them in school. The problems, the good times, everything is familiar and fun and written expertly. And we also have those clean, dark lines. I’m in love with the thick, clean, black lines. There’s just something… warm and nice about them.

You don’t necessarily need to have any previous experience with the series to enjoy this, but if you are new to it, I’d recommend starting with The Kids Are All Right. If you did read this, you’d probably end up getting it anyway, so why not just get it over with.

Really, I don’t have much else to say about this other than I’m so glad it exists and I can’t wait for the next issue.

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