Bayou, volume two by Jeremy Love and Patrick Morgan
Date read: 06 June 2016
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published 2010 by DC Comics
Source: Summit request [Portland Community College]
Based on what I can tell from both Goodreads and Amazon there are only 2 volumes of this, this being the last and published in 2010. That’s a shame as the story certainly wasn’t over. I would definitely read more of this story.
From both GR and Amazon:
“South of the Mason-Dixon Line lies a strange land of gods and monsters; a world parallel to our own, born from centuries of slavery, civil war, and hate. Lee Wagstaff is the daughter of a black sharecropper in the depression-era town of Charon, Mississippi. When Lily Westmoreland, her white playmate, is snatched by agents of an evil creature known as Bog, Lee’s father is accused of kidnapping. Lee’s only hope is to follow Lily’s trail into this fantastic and frightening alternate world. Along the way she enlists the help of a benevolent, blues singing, swamp monster called Bayou. Together, Lee and Bayou trek across a hauntingly familiar Southern Neverland, confronting creatures both benign and malevolent, in an effort to rescue Lily and save Lee’s father from being lynched. BAYOU VOL. 2 collects four new chapters of the critically acclaimed web comic series by Glyph Award nominee Jeremy Love.“
I really like this story and I like that it has mostly African-American characters and that most (all?) whites that show up are bad people. But Lee’s trying to save her white friend and her father. Life is fucking complex. I wish there were more.