Published on March 2nd, 2016 | by Richard Boom
Review: Skydoll: Decade
Sky Doll follows the story of Noa, an android “doll” living in a galaxy torn between two religious sects: the followers of the Holy Mother Ludovica, and the acolytes of the banished Agape. Noa, who exists somewhere between a living being and an inanimate object, escapes her life as a commodity by stowing away on the ship of two of Ludovica’s missionaries, and on her adventures discovers new truths about faith, desire and the human soul.
This story is a story that Barbucci and Canepa felt propelled to tell after their Disney-infested careers and their personal view of religions and the world order. Between all the panels with beautiful art, amazing characters, tears and moments of joy, pleasure and pain, there is the audacity to ask those really hard questions about conglomerates, markering, entertainment-industry, mass-induced icons.
Due to the fact that this (stunningly designed and compiled) HC collects extra stories beyond the already formerly published collections, makes for the better – I might say ‘best’ even – read, since those stories give more depth to the being called Noa, with a prequel to the original as well as the one-pagers focussing on other “dolls” and their purpose in society.
This… is a treasure!
Writers: Alessandro Barbucci and Barbara Canepa
Artists: Alessandro Barbucci and Barbara Canepa
Cover: Alessandro Barbucci and Barbara Canepa
Publisher: Titan Comics
Page Count: 232
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