Although it would be equally suitable for a 28 days of Valentine feature, we’ll file Jonathan Case’s new GN DEAR CREATURE under Halloween just because it stars Grue, a deep sea monster. Encountering volumes of Shakespeare beneath the waves, he decides to come to shore to look for romance, and finds it with a woman named Giulietta…but nothing is as it sounds like it will be. This was one of the most unexpected GNs we encountered all year, especially coming from Tor Books. It’s kind of loopy but very sweet and the art, in pristine black and white, is hugely expressive.
The book is on sale now.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.