Delicate Axiom #1 by Richy Chandler
Thereâ€™s a fine line I try to walk in these reviews, where I theoretically tell the audience enough about a comic to pique their interest without giving too much away. Some people donâ€™t mind at all and some people would even prefer to learn as much as possible about something before buying it, but I canâ€™t stand spoilers so youâ€™ll get no such information from me. That being said, itâ€™s really tough not to spoil anything in this one. It starts as a conversation between two female friends in a bar. Ramani is upset because her boyfriend hasnâ€™t been the same since he witnessed the death of his friend Jericho. His other friend Abdul was with him at the time, but theyâ€™ve since stopped speaking and the details of the death are left vague. After some searching (without her boyfriend Ken being involved) they manage to locate Abdul, but heâ€™s off in the mountains and unreachable. Anything past that point would be giving too much away, at least in my view, as a good deal of the joy I got out of reading this issue was the constant, completely unexpected surprises and Iâ€™m not coming close to ruining that for anybody. I will say that itâ€™s gorgeous, funny and smart, three very good things in a comic, and Iâ€™m more than a little curious to see what else Richy has done. Richy lives in London, so the exchange rate puts this up to about $7, but itâ€™s a fat comic and well worth it.