Bright World (The Hazards of Love #1) by Stan Stanley is dark, odd, sexy, thoughtful, spooky, serious, humorous, and much more. The path of love is never easy, especially when a talking cat tricks you out of your life and you are tossed into a magical realm where humans are snacks, slaves or worse. Gorgeous illustrations that are both overly busy and simple, will amaze and create unease as you flow through the story of a non-binary teen and what it means to be human, animal and monster.
And where can I find what comes after the last issue included in this collection????????????????
I mean, this is a collection of around 12 issues of this series and ends on a cliff hanger. And boy, do I mean cliff hanger (not literally, but might as well). We see the main character having changed (not once but twice as spoiler, there are two version of the main character), and that is how they leave it. I have questions Stan Stanley.
I would say why did you tear my heart out, but that might give some of the Bright World creatures ideas (wait…. Forget I said that! Really! Nothing to see here! Move on!) As you see, Bright World is the other realm where monsters rule and humans drool (sometimes literally as they have been turned into mindless zombie-like being, minus the brain eating thing…. Though I am sure someone (or thing) does that). This book is filled with fantasy imagery, action, violence, and language (though the scratching out of the “bad words” in the word bubbles is both adorable and annoying). There is a lot going on, do not rush reading, but you will want to fly through it.
This version has the web series in full color. And I cannot imagine it any other way. The colors show the shadow and the hidden gems. The expressions are fleshed out, the blood comes across no question and the feels are felt. And while I am sure kids have seen worse, my recommendation is for ages 14 to adult. This is NOT for the sensitive reader.