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Doomboy

Doomboy - Tony Sandoval Received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is the story of a teenage boy. His girlfriend dies and he uses his music (heavy metal) to express his grief. What he doesn't know is that the whole town can hear him playing and he becomes a legend.

It takes you back to being a teenager, with all its teen angst, drama, friendship and rock music.

I found the artwork to be really good, and it fits the story really well. And at times it is downright beautiful. And it uses the images to tell the story just as much as with words.
The only issue I had with the artwork was that in the beginning I had trouble figuring out if some of the characters were male or female. Long haired heavy metal boys looked a lot like the girls, which lead to some confusion.

The story is good, it includes a lot of standard teenage issues as well as dealing with the loss of someone you love.

I did however have an issue with the beginning of the story. I found it confusing, I wasn't sure what was happening or what the story was about. There seemed to be a lot of characters, and it took me a while to figure out who they were and what was happening. I'm glad I kept reading though, as it gets a lot better, and well worth reading.

All in all a good read. The story is pretty average, but the artwork makes it worth your time!