Comic Spotlight: Jane
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Written by Aline Brosh McKenna
Art by Ramon K. Perez
Archaia Entertainment
Boom! Studios
Release Date: September 13, 2017
Cover Price: $24.99

I’m a bit late to this party, friends. But I can tell you that it was worth waiting for, without any reservations. Jane is inspired by the classic Jane Eyre but this graphic novel is a work of art unto itself. I have no idea why I waited so long to pick it up but I would literally kick myself if I could, no pun intended.

From her lonely beginning to her new beginning in New York, this modern Jane was both fearless and frightened. New horizons mean new challenges but all she ever wanted to do was make art, so the Big Apple was her destiny. At least it was until she picked up a job as a nanny. Suddenly, day after day, week after week, her life became increasingly more complicated. But this is not just a story of a young woman finding her way in life, it is also a tale of redemption. Truly there are few things that you cannot come back from in life, never give up.

I encourage anyone with a previous Bronte interest to explore this but know that it is unique in its own right. While it was inspired by a classic, it is a story with its own heart and soul. Minimal violence but lots of heartache, a possible happy ending but not what you might expect. I will be giving this to my daughter to read, she is going to love it. I hope you will, too.

A powerful modern day reimagining of Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel Jane Eyre. Jane learns that in the world of New York’s elite, secrets are the greatest extravagance and she must decide if she should trust the man she loves or do whatever it takes to protect her best friend from the consequences of his deception.

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