Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Purple Heart: Savior by Eric Warnauts - NO

Purple Heart: Savior by Eric Warnauts, 58 pages. GRAPHIC NOVEL
Europe Comics, 2019. $9.

Language: PG13 (24 swears, 1 “f”); Mature Content: R; Violence: PG13



Joshua fought in WWII, earning a purple heart that does nothing to ease his guilt or heal his invisible wounds. Now working as a private eye in New York, Joshua is still stuck in a war-fighting mode -- when he isn’t having sex to make up for the lost time spent in military service. Fighting both inner demons and bad men around the city, Joshua can’t seem to remove complications from his life.

I did not enjoy reading this graphic novel, mostly because the sexual content was too graphic with nudity and sex that is practically pornography. On top of that, there were some panels that appeared to have no purpose, even after scouring them for anything related to the plot, and Joshua’s case was solved too quickly with little engagement from the reader in figuring out what happened. The short length of this graphic novel was nice since I wasn’t enjoying what I was reading, but I also feel like it was a hindrance to the story because several details were thrown in that felt significant but were ultimately left unexplained. In the end, I’m confused, but I also don’t care.

Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

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