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Benka, Jen – Manya: Marie

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Manya: Marie

OK, I don’t know much about Marie Curie and, seeing as that’s who this comic is mostly about, I thought it best to mention that right away. I’ll speak as someone with limited knowledge of the subject, so feel free to dismiss my uninformed opinion. Does that mean that I hated it? No, far from it, I just wanted you to know that I don’t know what I’m talking about. This one is pretty simple, where the last issue I read (see above) was all over the place, but in a good way. The bulk of this story is a day and night in the life on Manya. She hates her job, has dinner with her grandma and has a conversation from beyond the grave with Marie Curie. I learned a few things, the art is still incredible and the dialogue is fantastic, all around not much to complain about it except that it was slightly, um, dull. Sorry, I just didn’t know the character. There were more Manya books at the comic store and you’ll be hearing about the rest of them sooner or later too. Check this one out if you’re a fan of Marie Curie, otherwise stick to the other one and get this when you’ve read everything else these two have done. Contact info is above, don’t you know…