Fantastic book. Lutes clearly takes seriously the "novel" part of "graphic novels", and draws an epic picture of life during the Weimar Republic.
Commoners, aristocrats and bohemien students, they all intertwine their personal struggles within the development of tragedy on a grander, historic scale. Lutes makes you feel for the characters, showing you their mistakes and motives, their hopes and fears, and the inevitable manipulation of their actions by higher powers on all sides of History. Victor Hugo would be proud.
You don't need to wait for volume two, as this is a self-contained novel in its own merit. I honestly don't know how Jason Lutes can now top himself, but I'd really like to see him trying....Continua