2022 Graphic Novel Review Fantasy Graphic Novel Review


Fangs by Sarah Anderson

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Elsie the vampire is three hundred years old, but in all that time, she has never met her match. This all changes one night in a bar when she meets Jimmy, a charming werewolf with a wry sense of humor and a fondness for running wild during the full moon. Together they enjoy horror films and scary novels, shady strolls, fine dining (though never with garlic), and a genuine fondness for each other’s unusual habits, macabre lifestyles, and monstrous appetites. 


Fangs was an adorable slice of life graphic novel that was the perfect way to start the spooky season. This was a really quick read that’s only real plot point is seeing how two people who are so vastly different are so perfect for each other. There’s no overcoming a greater evil or some problem in their lives that they have to face. There’s basically no conflict at all. The only thing that I thought might have erupted into a problem was the fact the Elsie was a vampire who couldn’t go out during the day, so Jimmy’s friends hinted at doubting he even had a significant other. This provided a moment’s worry about something not working out, but it proved to be no concern. The two characters are pretty secure and confident in their relationship which is why this was so refreshing to read.

If you are looking for something that is light, fun, and honestly enjoyable in a very refreshing way, this is for you. It was a relief reading something that didn’t rely on poor tropes or plot tricks to get a story rolling or make some kind of forced unnatural confrontation for characters. Another plus was that this graphic novel had its funny moments as well. The author often pokes fun at stereotypical vampire and werewolf tropes.

If you’re looking for a cute slice of life graphic novel with some amazing art, this is for you. Whether you need a break from heavy, twist-filled novels or are just looking for your next light read, I highly recommend this graphic novel.

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