Book Of Lost Souls, Vol. 1
I was very pleased when I found that JMS had written a graphic novel that wasn't about superheros! I was particularly excited as the art was by Collen Dorran who was one of the first artists/writers that I became a fan of when I was reading comic
books as a teenager. Collecting all her various early renditions of A distant soil. Her art work is still lovely and the pages are a rich and detailed and full of colour. Having read so many black and white comics lately this made a lovely change.
The book was listed as Book of Lost Souls vol. 1 but I have been unable to locate any other volumes. I don't know if the comics continued after the ones collected here. It was nice to read something that felt like individual comics rather than a graphic novel. There was a storyline and plot being introduced but through self contained stories. Once again the wome were a little weaker than I would have liked, there was an abused wife, a homeless woman who'd lost her boyfriend and a prostitute. They were the lost souls that needed "saving". There were forces of light and dark and people whose destiny had not yet been decided and a strange man with powers that let him affect people's lives. When written out it sounds quite trite but it was actually much more enjoyable to read and I wish that they'd done more of the series and gone further with it.