Author: Tony Sandoval
Publication Date: September 21st, 2011
Number of Pages: 144
Genre: Graphic Novels
There was no summary on Goodreads so this has been taken from ComicVine.
A lonely, metal-obsessed teen sends a heartfelt song to his missing beloved, only to find out that his music has traveled to the beyond, and re-broadcast to the entire city. Only his best friend knows that he is really the mysterious rock god and anonymous legend known as “Doomboy.” An evocative, melancholy coming-of-age story.
Really short review here.
I don’t read very many graphic novels but I feel like it’s something that I should fix.
Doomboy was a bittersweet graphic novel. The art was a little confusing at times (I still don’t understand why some of these people had holes in their stomaches) but overall, I really enjoyed it. It feels rough and angry and some parts were beautiful. It fit really well with the mood that I think the author wanted to portray.
This page was probably my favorite in the whole book. It mixes two art styles really well.
The beginning was really confusing. I didn’t know anybody’s name and each panel felt disconnected from the next. But soon, everything smoothed out and it got a lot easier to understand.
Some parts felt entirely unnecessary and oftentimes, there were characters introduced but dropped. I didn’t get why some of them were in the story in the first place. Maybe to help address some important themes?
By the end, the message is clear and D/Doomboy has become a more complex character that feels more real. What begins as a dark, bitter story ends as a peaceful one. Beautiful art and themes combined made this book a truly enjoyable one.