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Publisher Comments:

A digest-sized, black-and-white trade paperback reprinting the 4-issue Vertigo miniseries from writer Mike Carey (Lucifer) and artists Sonny Liew and Marc Hempel, My Faith in Frankie tells the story of a girl who discovers that having your own personal deity isn't all it's cracked up to be — particularly when you're trying to get a boyfriend and your god turns out to be jealous! But as Frankie moves precariously into adulthood and her god Jeriven tries to win her back, sinister forces are at work that could spell disaster far beyond a broken heart, and Frankie and Jeriven will both have to do some fast growing-up if they're going to survive. This collection also features sketchbook material from Liew and preview pages of Jill Thompson's upcoming Vertigo title The Dead Boy Detectives, guest-starring Death and presented in the same black-and-white manga format as Death: At Death Door's.

Review:

"This delightful, theological satire-as-romantic comedy follows Frankie Moxon, an adorable 17-year-old with a religion of her own. She's the sole worshipper of a god named Jeriven, who's protected her since infancy from all sorts of dangers — especially boys. Jeriven, however, is a jealous god, a trait that becomes evident just as Frankie starts developing some distinctly secular interests. When a handsome young man named Dean (whom Jeriven once raised from the dead at Frankie's insistence) steals Frankie's heart and her faith, the divine jiltee returns to the heavens ('Hast thou ever done it as a swan?' his father booms at him) to plot his vengeance, which involves Frankie's best friend, who's got her own plans for Dean. But there's more to Frankie's new beau than first appears, and the romantic quadrangle becomes a war in the underworld. Liew and Hempel's art — in roughly the style Hempel used for The Sandman: The Kindly Ones — is loose, frothy and charming; originally in color, its bold designs still look good in b&w, especially in the series of 'Frankie & Her Pals' kiddie-comic pastiches interspersed through the main story. But Lucifer/Hellblazer writer Carey's deft, fast-moving story is really the draw here: it's a fabulously original riff on monotheism and polysexuality, and its comedic value grows steadily until the final, riotous payoff." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"The black-and-gray images bounce with energy as they reflect the many moods of the piece. There is plenty of pure silliness, as well as scary passes through hell, childlike scribblings, and pretty settings." Booklist

Synopsis:

MY FAITH IN FRANKIE tells the story of a girl who discovers that having your own personal deity isn't all it's cracked up to be--particularly when you're trying to get a boyfriend and your god turns out to be jealous! But as Frankie moves precariously into adulthood and her god, Jeriven, tries to win her back, sinister forces are at work that could spell disaster far beyond a broken heart. Frankie and Jeriven will both have to do some fast growing-up if they're going to survive.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781401203900
Author:
Mike Carey and Marc Hempel and Sonny Liew
Publisher:
Vertigo
Illustrator:
Hempel, Marc
Illustrator:
Liew, Sonny
Author:
Liew, Sonny
Author:
Carey, Mike
Author:
Hempel, Marc
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20041101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.38x5.02x.39 in. .27 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This delightful, theological satire-as-romantic comedy follows Frankie Moxon, an adorable 17-year-old with a religion of her own. She's the sole worshipper of a god named Jeriven, who's protected her since infancy from all sorts of dangers — especially boys. Jeriven, however, is a jealous god, a trait that becomes evident just as Frankie starts developing some distinctly secular interests. When a handsome young man named Dean (whom Jeriven once raised from the dead at Frankie's insistence) steals Frankie's heart and her faith, the divine jiltee returns to the heavens ('Hast thou ever done it as a swan?' his father booms at him) to plot his vengeance, which involves Frankie's best friend, who's got her own plans for Dean. But there's more to Frankie's new beau than first appears, and the romantic quadrangle becomes a war in the underworld. Liew and Hempel's art — in roughly the style Hempel used for The Sandman: The Kindly Ones — is loose, frothy and charming; originally in color, its bold designs still look good in b&w, especially in the series of 'Frankie & Her Pals' kiddie-comic pastiches interspersed through the main story. But Lucifer/Hellblazer writer Carey's deft, fast-moving story is really the draw here: it's a fabulously original riff on monotheism and polysexuality, and its comedic value grows steadily until the final, riotous payoff." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "The black-and-gray images bounce with energy as they reflect the many moods of the piece. There is plenty of pure silliness, as well as scary passes through hell, childlike scribblings, and pretty settings."
"Synopsis" by , MY FAITH IN FRANKIE tells the story of a girl who discovers that having your own personal deity isn't all it's cracked up to be--particularly when you're trying to get a boyfriend and your god turns out to be jealous! But as Frankie moves precariously into adulthood and her god, Jeriven, tries to win her back, sinister forces are at work that could spell disaster far beyond a broken heart. Frankie and Jeriven will both have to do some fast growing-up if they're going to survive.
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