Friends #3 by Francois Vigneault
I may resort to gushing in this review, which I apologize for in advance, not because Iâ€™m sorry I like the comic so much, Iâ€™m just sorry about the gushing; itâ€™s unseemly. This whole issue is dedicated to the story of the Jacks from the previous issue. They deal with crushes, friendship, reality and when exactly itâ€™s time to leave a town. One of the Jackâ€™s is set on leaving, while the other has known for a little while that he doesnâ€™t want to go (mostly because of a crush on a girl) but hasnâ€™t made that information known. Gah, every time I think of a point I want to make I realize that itâ€™s ruining something about the comic, and I enjoyed this so thoroughly that everybody should be able to read it without much of a preconceived notion, or so the logic goes in my brain, anyway. Francois bemoans the fact in the back of this that it took almost a year to get this issue out, but sometimes thatâ€™s a good thing. There are layers and layers of meaning here and the art has made another leap forward. Thereâ€™s also a pretty through synopsis to start things off, so itâ€™s not the end of the world if you missed the last issue. Absolutely, positively essential reading.