The Complete Curvy

Sylvan Migdal. Iron Circus, $50 trade paper (522p) ISBN 978-1-945820-40-3
Migdal’s sprawling, erotic debut graphic novel (originally published as a serial webcomic) adventures across an endlessly entertaining multiverse, with satire and sweetness in equal measure. While snooping inside a mysterious glowing building, Anaïs runs into Fauna Lokjom, princess of Candy World, who is fleeing an arranged marriage. Anaïs quickly falls in lust with the licorice-flavored bombshell, but when Fauna realizes her betrothed also plans to invade Anaïs’s Earth (better known to the rest of the multiverse as Boring World), the two undertake a quest to stop him and emancipate Fauna. Along the way, Anaïs and Fauna meet (and sleep with) a goofy, promiscuous ensemble cast, including a transgender merman and a peppermint-flavored tentacle girl; uncover a sinister cross-dimensional plot orchestrated by Corporate World; and eventually confront the scariest conflict of all: talking about their relationship. The sexiness and charm of Migdal’s original black-and-white art from the webcomic is transformed in this collection by creative two-tone coloring, a pink and turquoise palette that lends vibrancy and allure both to Migdal’s cast and his imaginative worlds. With biting commentary on the commodification of desire and pages of lovingly rendered queer sex, Migdal’s collection is frothy, fantastic, socially conscious fun. (Nov.)
Reviewed on : 10/24/2019
Release date: 11/01/2019
Genre: Comics
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