Clopper, Brian – Mute
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I have absolutely no idea what’s going on in this book. Seriously. I’ll give you my theory, because that’s why they pay me the big bucks, but I might be horribly wrong and this could end up looking more like my psychology profile than anything else. It’s set on a distant planet. One alien tries to get the upper hand on another one, but accidentally gets the local law enforcement involved. Hijinx ensue. OK, I don’t know about the hijinx, but the rest of it is my best guess. Granted, it’s only the start of a projected 130 page graphic novel, so I’d imagine it gets a lot more clear as it goes. For now, the art is cute, the story is at least intriguing and I’m curious to see what happens next. This is also a split book with another Mute story by Mark Burrier, so even if you don’t like this one maybe you’ll like the other one. Go to his website for ordering info and stuff.