Little Deaths Review
- Title: Little Deaths
- Author: David Doub
- Art: Andrew Herman and Paul Maitland
- Kindle Edition
- Pages: 30
- Genre: Historical fantasy comic book
- Release Date: (Kickstarter) March 15, 2021
- Publisher: unknown
- Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Little Deaths is based on the French historical figure Julie d’Aubigny (1670–1707), also called Mademoiselle Maupin and La Maupin.
Julie d’Aubigny has a rich history from being a quite successful duelist to being a popular opera singer. With such a bigger than life person like Julie d’Aubigny, it was hard not to make more stories about her.
This comic book started in the middle assuming you already have heard of Julie d’Aubigny, the main character. I found this to be the right choice considering the constraints of a comic book, you can always include more information about the past in future comics.
I liked the use of the French language throughout the book, it allowed a sense of atmosphere that wouldn’t have been there without it. The use of French allows the reader to determine the location without having to waste a valuable frame telling us it takes place in France.
This comic book is a mix of history and fantasy. The author and artists do a wonderful job of blending the two together in a way that allows the reader to get caught up in the story and although satisfied with the ending the reader wants more. I hope they are able to continue writing more for this series.
I greatly enjoyed this comic book and would recommend it to others looking for stories with a strong female lead.