[Summary Bayou Vol 1] Epub by Jeremy Love

CHARACTERS Bayou Vol 1

The first title from the original webcomics imprint of DC ComicsSouth of the Mason Dixon Line lies a strange land of gods and monsters; a world parallel to our own born from centuries of slavery civil war and hateLee Wagstaff is the daughter of a black sharecropper in the depression era town of Charon Mississippi W. I read this comic while it was still available online via Zuda comics and was blown away This is the story of Lee Wagstaff a little African American girl living in the South in the 30 s This alternate reality South is populated not only by the real people and tensions of our world but by the gods and monsters bred by them After Lee s friend Lily a little white girl goes missing and Lee s father is wrongly beaten and imprisoned for it she goes on a uest to save him For Lee knows a secretit wasn t her father that stole away Lily it was the spirits of the Otherworld who inhabit the nearby swamp that took her away And so little Lee Wagstaff heads into the frightening unknown world of the bayou where she meets a staunch friend and ally the gentle giant named after the Bayou itself and like Alice she goes through the looking glass into a world both like and unlike her ownThe art is beautiful and moving and the story is a powerful one that pulls no punches when dealing with the realty of racism and hatred in the South This realism is expertly mixed with the magical Otherworld in a way I ve only ever seen eualled by Sean Stewart The danger of magic and the high cost of dealing with it are effectively portrayed and the nightmares spawned by the hatred of the landscape are only eualled by the pathos of some of the Otherworld creatures like simple Bayou himself or the spirit of Lee s lynched friend Billy GlassLee s adventures soon go off track as they are wont to when we cross the border of the real and the unreal and she soon finds herself entangled in the politics and machinations of the bayou a world no less complex and dangerous than her ownI highly recommend checking out this comic and hope to track down the other volumes of Lee s story soon

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Bayou Vol 1

Hen Lily Westland her white playmate is snatched by agents of an evil creature known as Bog Lee's father is accused of kidnapping Lee's only hope is to follow Lily's trail into this fantastic and frightening alternate world Along the way she enlists the help of a benevolent blues singing swamp monster called Bayou. I wanted to like this book so much than I actually did The premise is pretty interesting but this book is filled with the most generic tropes of a post war racist South that it was almost painful to read Within the first few pages we get the standard black child and white child are playmates but they can never truly be friends because they come from completely different worlds device And of course when something happens to the white girl the black girl s father is immediately blamed Despite how realistic such occurrences may have been during the Jim Crow era it just feels hokey and generic here So many other works have already done it so much better It would be one thing if the author were using this setting to as a thoughtful commentary on race but it turns out the racist South is just a pretext for the rest of his story However the above just sets a backdrop for the real appeal of the book a fantasy realm which evinces an amalgam of Alice in Wonderland and Southern Gothic storytelling Unfortunately Volume 1 ends shortly after our protagonist Lee enters the magic bayou in search of her friend This was an odd time to end the story There was no resolution and there wasn t any cliffhanger It just endsright in the middle of the journey We re given a hint as to the struggle between good and evil in this realm but nothing really hooked me in for the next volume The art is impressive but it doesn t make up for an otherwise underwhelming book

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Together Lee and Bayou trek across a hauntingly familiar Southern Neverland confronting creatures both benign and malevolent in an effort to rescue Lily and save Lee's father from being lynchedBAYOU VOL 1 collects the first four chapters of the critically acclaimed webcomic series by Glyph Award nominee Jeremy Love. Hands down one of the best superhero comics I ve ever read The superhero is tiny little Lee Wagstaff from Charon Mississippi and Bayou is her giant hulking sidekick Here s why I love Lee Look at you You a big ol monster with arms like tree trunks You can whup just about anything in the whole wide world Whatchoo got to be scared of some bossman fo If I was big as you I d be the bossman We find your bossman and we find Lily and you can just march right up to that ol fool and tell him to give him your chilluns or you goin pound him good Sigh and the artwork is AWESOME dark haunting drenched in rich watercolors with really cute bugs and animals


10 thoughts on “Bayou Vol 1

  1. says:

    I read this comic while it was still available online via Zuda comics and was blown away This is the story of Lee Wagstaff a little African Amer

  2. says:

    In truth I have been reading this graphic novel on line at It is thus farbecause it is not complete one of my favorite gr

  3. says:

    A dark Southern fantasy graphic novel about race A young girl Lee Wagstaff journeys into a parallel world to save her innocent father from being hanged for the murder of a white girl Violence pervades this world of anthropomorphized animals and monsters just as it does her reality but she won't give up Love is a gifted storyteller and a capable artist His scenes are grotesue and menacing where they need to be and sweet where Lee a

  4. says:

    I don't know where to start in reviewing Bayou I don't think this is going to be a review as much as a glorificationI'll start with something I didn't really notice until I finished and I was flipping through all the pages the LIGHT Underwater Yellow sunlight Red orange sunset Pink dawn The black of a jail cell Murky brown at the bayou Blue to carry a shotgun across the fieldThis is a beautiful story to look at often at the same t

  5. says:

    Set in the small town of Charon in Mississippi during the Depression era segregation is in full swing and racism so pervasive that a black man is lynched for whistling at a white woman – that’s all it takes It’s a grim time especially fo

  6. says:

    I wanted to like this book so much than I actually did The premise is pretty interesting but this book is filled with the most generic tropes of a post war racist South that it was almost painful to read Within the first few pages we get the standard black child and white child are playmates but they can never truly be friends because they come from completely different worlds device And of course when something happens to the whi

  7. says:

    The horrors Lee has to face are real racism hatred lynchings but they're also mythical magical The monsters are real some terrifying some helpful This is where if I'm honest I kind of got lost in the swamp myself Jeremy Love says in an interview that the story leaves the real world and we then move to the world of Dixie Dixie is a strange Southern neverland that exists parallel to our own The world was formed from the blood war and strife

  8. says:

    Hands down one of the best superhero comics I've ever read The superhero is tiny little Lee Wagstaff from Charon Mississippi and Bayou is her giant hulking sidekick Here's why I love Lee Look at you You a big ol' monster with arms like tree trunks You can whup just about anything in the whole wide world Whatchoo got to be scared of some bossman fo'? If I was big as you I'd be the bossman We find your bossman and we find

  9. says:

    Review is for the first two trades as they were read bac to back BAYOU which tackles racism and violence in 1930s Mississippi is as hypnotic as it is unsettling — South of the Mason Dixon Line lies a strange land of gods

  10. says:

    Touch of history and magic Fantastic readI talk about this book here