Ares & Aphrodite
Ares & Aphrodite is the graphic novel equivalent of a beach read, a romance set in Hollywood with plenty of spicy tricks and sparkly back-and-forth dialogue. If this was a motion picture — and often it reads as though it wants to be — it’d be a classic romantic comedy.
Will Ares is a successful divorce attorney, which indicates a lot of people dislike him. His a lot of recent client is Evans Beatty (a excellent name choice to evoke an aging Hollywood player), who’s discarding his screenwriter wife to marry a just-out-of-her-teens rising star. Gigi Averelle is their wedding planner, whom will flirts with.
Plans become even a lot more complicated when the young lady, Carrie, inks a deal to star in a princess wedding motion picture with the first Beatty ex-wife playing … her mother. will Carrie and Evans’ wedding happen? will Will and Gigi get together? who keeps vandalizing Will’s car? events continue building, and a lot more motivations are revealed, as the story continues through this world of celebrity stardom.
Jamie S. rich (A kid & a Girl, You have killed Me, 12 reasons Why I love Her) is great with dialogue and relationships. Megan Levens (Angel City, Madame Frankenstein, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) draws distinctive, animated figures full of action. I don’t know how much of Ares & Aphrodite I’ll remember tomorrow, but I took pleasure in the time I spent reading it. (The publisher supplied a digital review copy.)
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