Review: November Vol. II

Writer: Matt Fraction
Artists: Elsa Charretier, Matt Hollingsworth, Kurt Ankeny
Publisher: Image Comics
Released: May 26th, 2020
Received: Own

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The tale continues in November Vol. II, as three women continue to deal with all the darkness that has come into their lives. Written by Matt Fraction, with artwork by Elsa Charretier, Matt Hollingsworth, and Kurt Ankeny, this is not a graphic novel to miss out on.

November is a fragmented noir tale, one that follows three very different women, and the violence and danger that has come into their worlds. There’s the addict with a questionable job, the good Samaritan, whose very life is now in danger for her actions, and the tired 911 dispatcher. While it may seem like they have nothing in common, events are looking to prove that assumption wrong.

I can safely say that if you enjoyed the events of the first volume, you will enjoy November Vol. II. It’s every bit as dark and enthralling as the first, carefully continuing a balance between questions and answers.

It’s worth noting that, surprisingly, the narrative doesn’t get moved along as much as one might expect. That is likely due to the fact that there are three main characters, each with their own story to tell. That being said, I do feel like I have a better understanding of each one of them, after having read this.

As such, I’m tempted to say that any potential fans should wait until they can get their hands on all three volumes, and binge them all in one go. It’s something that I wish I had done – and I actively enjoyed the series.

On that note, I adored the tones, themes, and art style found within November Vol. II. It’s a captivating tale, thanks heavily to the time period and those strong noir vibes. Elsa Charretier, Matt Hollingsworth, and Kurt Ankeny’s artwork truly does enhance the entire story, all while taking risks in art style and form.

In a way, I believe I enjoyed November Vol. II more, or at least I was able to find myself more in tune with the entire story. It makes me wonder what will happen in the third (and final) volume, and how I’ll react to it all.

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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