Written and illustrated by Fell Hound
Letters by Lucas Gattoni
Edits by Frankee White
Published by Scout Comics
“In the throes of a violent dystopian war, a young soldier perishes on the battlefield and begins to bleed out all her memories. Mixing heart wrenching emotions with stunningly gripping visuals, this is the tale of one woman’s life, death, and the love which transcends both. A brand new epic from the world of the Ringo-nominated Commander Rao!”
Not many comics truly make me feel things. And We Love You is one of the few comics that can bring me to tears. The visual effect employed by Fell Hound in creating the memories that are bleeding out of the dying soldier is so visually interesting and devastating. This story is a tragedy double-whammy, as the soldier is dying on the battlefield and we live through her history as told through memories of her life.
The dual depiction of the bleak dystopian battlefield in mostly black and white colors versus a more dynamically toned past as viewed through the memories creates very visually appealing storytelling. With Fell handling both writing and drawing on this story, she is able to weave the art and story together in a transcendent way. In this one-shot, you will fall in love with the relationship between Kasey and Julie as they fight for freedom against the Baron.
The character development seen in this oversized issue is top-notch. While the character development goes even deeper if you have read Commander Rao, which this is a prequel to in a way, there is no need to have read this prior to reading And We Love You. You will easily get immersed in this story as you flip through the pages and learn about the history of our main characters. This is such a heart-rending story that you should grab a tissue box prior to sitting down to read this.
Design-wise this story is a masterpiece. The unique panels created by the trails of blood coming out of Julie’s head add even more to the emotional impact of this tale. Lettering by Gattoni is well-done with some of my favorite lettered pages coming towards the end of the story. Without spoiling the final page, I will just say that this ends in a place that will grip at your heartstrings and pull so very hard.
If you’re a fan of heartbreaking war stories but wish they were written with less testosterone in mind and more LGBTQIA+ inclusive, then And We Love You is the perfectly devasting book you need.
And We Love You is out now from Scout Comics! Commander Rao is also available from http://www.scoutcomics.com.
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