Nilah Magruder’s M.F.K. kicks off a lush fantasy adventure full of heart

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In the middle of a sandstorm, a young woman emerges clutching an urn full of her mother’s ashes, bleeding out along with her fatally wounded animal companion. The circumstances that lead to Abbie’s introduction are largely a mystery in the first volume of Nilah Magruder’s M.F.K. (Insight Comics), which follows the…

Mental illness is a fluorescent storm in the challenging Our Mother

The cover of Luke Howard’s Our Mother (Retrofit Comics) features a woman’s face—the titular mother. Her head has been enlarged, but her features have remained at an otherwise-proportional size, almost as if something is growing inside of her, expanding, preparing to auto-evacuate at the expense of this woman’s life.…