A Graphic Novel Review: Remember Andy Xenon?
By Rebecca Benson
We all know the saying, Things aren’t always what they seem. And “Remember Andy Xenon?” is no exception. Brought to readers by its creators, “Remember Andy Xenon?” is an action-packed and beautifully pieced-together story. Take the first pages; for example, we find our superhero chasing–make that leaping and bounding–after his foe; that is until time catches up to Andy. Our [once] superhero finds himself in an interview, devoid of glory and purpose. But what was it that really happened? The answer is out there somewhere, and an unlikely guest is a catalyst for such a challenge. Will Andy be able to redeem himself as a superhero? Will he pick up his enemy’s pursuit?
I have to give the creative team a huge thank you! So kudos to Tom Pinchuk (W), Nikos Koutsis (I), Eva De La Cruz (C), and A Larger World (L) for a fantastic product! There is wonderful content to keep adult readers fascinated and intrigued. I am pleased to say that there is youthful spiritedness throughout so that adults can escape in its pages as well. “Remember Andy Xenon?” offers an introspective narrative. It encourages readers to self-analyze and discover what roles we, ourselves, have in our lifetime. We can make a difference, but will we? But don’t get me wrong, its stellar space theme keeps things fun and edgy, thus preventing any boredom or themes becoming too ‘heavy.’ What makes this graphic novel even better? A bit of bonus material finale; to satisfy those readers who just can’t get enough! (And also to fill gaps, so no plot holes occur). But don’t just take my word for it; check it out for yourself! You’ll definitely want to support the awesome campaign at https://zoop.gg/c/rememberandyxenon.
Rating: FOUR Pastrami Nations out of FIVE
Rebecca Benson currently resides in the mountains of California. A mother of one daughter, she has a love for pop culture, with a knack for Disney, all things books, and is currently an educator for the deaf and hard of hearing. An avid reader, she jumped deeper into the world of comic books in 2020, with her interest piqued in the independent scene.