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Review: Victor LaValle's Destroyer

The Sundial - Shirley Jackson, Victor LaValle

I don't seen the omnibus edition cataloged here, so be warned that this review covers the six issue run, not just issue #1.


I don't think there is anything not good about this. The art is great, the characters are compelling. The introductory essay is a thing of beauty. I loved the novella LaValle had on last year's Hugo ballot and I love this even more.


This is Frankenstein revisited with an eye towards modern times and inescapable pasts. The protagonist inspired more by Shelley than V. Frankenstein, but entirely her own character with her own driving desire. Grief turned inside out and revenge inevitable, every page a masterpiece. 


This is just great.