Publisher: Comfort and Adam
What happens when a black-and-white, Pleasantville-like town gets taken over by a band of florescent, rainbow-gun toting rebels? Well, you get Harvey-nominated team Comfort and Adam’s graphic novel Rainbow in the Dark—a hearty adventure that satisfies a desire for good narrative storytelling, compelling characters, and explosions of literal full-colored action!
A kind of Rainbow Brite meets classic cartoon Gem, the main character, Donna White, has to discover not only her own place in world, but she has to do it while fighting a group called “The Gloom”—a race of beings that have been brainwashing citizens of the world for generations into believing that their mundane, colorless lives are, in fact, a “perfect” reality. Donna, along with a group of eclectic refugees, fights to open all the minds trapped by “The Gloom” through utilizing the manifested power of free-thought, imagination, and music.
With characters you can really care about and fantastic action sequences you can really get into, Comfort and Adam’s knack for wonderfully crafted storytelling and beautiful artwork meld together to produce a brilliantly paced and delightfully honest adventure I couldn’t help but enjoy; it’s a book that was truly hard to put down and I would definitely be something I would read again and again!
~ Caitlin McCabe