psychotime's To the Heart of the Storm #1 - To the Heart of the Storm review

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    Sorry, I didn't care for this. I wish I did. I went and got my money back.

    The book covers the childhood of Will Eisner, not his entire childhood, but specifically all the antisemitism he would see and experience. If you're expecting it to cover him and his art, it doesn't. Pages show him doing so, but that's just to show what he's doing in the scene. The best part of the whole book his near the beginning, where Willy's father tells him, "Only one weapon is needed when up against a dumb force." After which, he points to his forehead. This seriously sounds like something my grandad would say, and was the reason I immediately bought the book.

    Unfortunately, nothing else caught me. Maybe someone else will like it, but this just didn't work for me.

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