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13 Days of Horror Review | Day twelve| Victor LaValle’s Destroyer by Victor LaValle and Dietrich Smith

“The monster has returned. That’s why we’re here.”

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Victor LaValle’s Destroyer is a graphic novel retelling of Frankenstein through a modern eye. Victor LaValle is back doing what he does so well, writing about a parent’s grief and how it changes you as a person (If you haven’t picked up The Changeling yet, you are seriously missing out). Following the death of her child, Dr. Baker turns her talents to bring him back to life, no matter the side effects.

This book made up of six issues, creating an absolutely stunning story with some wonderful art. Dietrich Smith does not shy away from the gore of the story, whilst bringing an almost whimsical feel to some panels. This, combined with some beautiful lettering and inking, creates a graphic novel you can’t put down!

This is the first graphic novel written by Victor LaValle and in true Victor LaValle fashion, he does not hesitate in weaving real-world issues in his stories. Exploring the depths of humanity, and how far people are willing to go to correct the injustices in our world. 

Whether or not you are familiar with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, you will be sure to enjoy Victor LaValle’s Destroyer.

4 Stars

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