Sunday, August 14, 2016

Comic Book Review || Who Killed Kurt Cobain?: The Story of Boddah

Title: Who Killed Kurt Cobain?: The Story of Boddah
Author: Nicolas Otero
Pages: 152
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Synopsis from Goodreads:
The most iconic singer/songwriter of his generation, Kurt Cobain left behind a phenomenal body of work, legions of fans, and a mystery a final letter addressed to Boddah. Now, award-winning creator Nicolas Otero brings the story of this note to life in the original graphic novel WHO KILLED KURT COBAIN?
Based on the French novel, Le Roman de Boddah by Heloise Guay de Bellissen, this adaptation a work of fiction recounts real-life events from Cobain s life, as narrated by his childhood imaginary friend, Boddah.
Through the eyes of Boddah, readers get a front row seat to the highs and lows of one of music's most influential voices like they've never experienced before. Trace the arc of modern rock's greatest icon from the dark clubs of Seattle to the bright lights of the world stage and all the angst, horror, and thrill that came with that ride in this captivating graphic tale.

When I saw this was an option to read immediately from Netgalley, I leaped at the chance to read it. I love Nirvana, and I especially love Kurt. Not only was his death horrible, but all of the theories surrounding the death made him passing ten times worse. We truly did lose an extremely influential musician in Kurt, so I read and listen to anything and everything I can when it comes to him so I can live vicariously through books and music since I was born only a year after he passed away.

This comic goes through the various states of Kurt's life. His rise to fame, his addictions, and ultimately his death, told through the eyes of his imaginary friend, Boddah. It is insanely graphic, and anyone who loves Kurt will be touched by the amount of things he had to and chose to go through being such a young man, so this comic picked at the raw edges of my heart. I love comics that seem to have a manic style of writing and art, and this comic was perfect at displaying that writing style.

It truly is a mesmerizing comic to flip through and read, and I'll definitely be buying the finished copy when it comes out in *hopefully* November. 

1 comment:

  1. The book sounds incredibly creative. I love how the creator put Kurt's imaginary friend in to the story and how he is honouring Kurt. Chronicling his life in a graphic novel puts an interesting spin to the subject.