Monday, February 4, 2008

Good As Lily

Overall Rating: A
Synopsis: Written by Derek Kirk Kim with art by Jesse Hamm, Good As Lily follows Grace Kwon, a young woman who is Korean-American, and a senior in high school. At the beginning of the book, Grace is is about to graduate, and go to Stanford, and it's her 18th birthday. The evening of her birthday, she is visited by herself at ages 6,29, and 70. The older versions of herself have no memory of this happening when they turned 18 (or of the pináta that hit Grace on the head earlier that day).

Grace has to balance the arrival of her other selves, the school play she's in falling apart, her crush on the drama teacher, her 29-year-old self's crush on the same teacher, and her parents expectations. A bit more than the average 18-year-old.


I have enjoyed all of the Minx Comics that I have picked up. Minx is an imprint of DC, and they publishes comics focused on young women. I've reviewed "Clubbing" and "Re-Gifters" in the past, and have enjoyed all three. I particularly like both "Re-Gifters" and "Good As Lily", and I highly recommend both. They aren't technically manga (though I suppose that depends on your definition of manga), but they are excellent reads with realistic female protagonists. Give them a chance, I doubt you'll be disappointed.

4 comments:

Gns2 said...

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Nick said...

Thanks! Glad you enjoy it!

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