*I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.*
This was pretty, colorful, cute, queer, hilarious, and very fun!
– Bright and colorful art. Super clear and easy to discern everything. Also pretty!
– Eugene was quite a character. Always so bright-eyed and bushy tailed. Always flirting. Always horny. Always doing heroic poses while fighting. Loved being the center of attention. Even with his face bashed in, he was excited to be complimented. He’s the kind of character who could easily be insufferable, but instead he’s so hilarious and ultimately a good person (if naive about his privilege at the start) that he’s just lovable instead. Well, he’s probably still insufferable to the rest of the party, but he’s lovable to me!
– Eugene stole the show a bit, but the other characters are also great. Michel has a mysterious past. Hocus seems the most calm and even-tempered. Ani is angry and fiery, sometimes literally.
– A simple but enjoyable plot about Eugene joining an adventuring party and them solving the mystery they were called in to help with fairly quickly and easily.
– Lots of queer rep! No specific labels, but so far Eugene seems attracted to everyone, Michel said he’s not attracted to women, and Hocus is nonbinary.
– Different body types.
– Fun facial expressions. Very expressive.
– There was a bit of nudity (breasts), but the sex was off-screen. (I marked it as having explicit sex here on my blog because, even though it wasn’t truly explicit, it didn’t feel right to say there was no sex.)
– I legit laughed out loud many times throughout this book.
– I’m guessing (and hoping) this will be a series.
Overall, I loved Eugene, the art was lovely to look at, the characters and their dynamic were so fun, and I would definitely like to read more about this crew!
Anyone who likes graphic novels, bright and colorful art, high fantasy worlds, humor, queer rep, and lovably insufferable characters who can't stop flirting.