Sunday, March 22, 2020

Canto by David Booher - ESSENTIAL

Canto (#1) by David Booher, 152 pages. GRAPHIC NOVEL. IDW Publishing, 2020. $20.

Content: G



The slavers have taken the hearts of their slaves, replacing them with clocks. They have also forbidden their slaves to have names and to fall in love. Canto was given a name by the one he loves, though, and now he must find her heart before her time runs out -- or Canto will lose her.

Canto’s world is full of imaginative creatures, magic, and adventure, which all come together in a striking way. I was resistant to disengage from the story after I had started -- only a problem because I started during a break at work. I would have flipped through every page to drink in the breathtaking visuals even if the story had been erased, but the story and illustrations together create a powerful story; a story about courage. Heroes are found in those who have the courage to try, the courage to do what they believe is right. In that regard, maybe it isn’t so difficult for us to see the potential in ourselves to become the heroes of our own stories.

Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

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