My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I love it so much!!! Action and adventure and friendship and travel and everything… Ah, so good!
So this is the story of two unlikely traveling companions, who go looking for adventure and go up against a dirty pirate king. They escape from hoards of bad guys in Delilah’s flying boat, and then stop for a cup of Selim’s famously delicious tea and biscuits.
Delilah Dirk is snarky and hilarious and highly intelligent and talented. Among her many skills, she knows 47 different sword fighting techniques, and has no qualms in killing the bad guys, stealing their ill-gotten goods, or blowing up their secret fortresses. She is also sweet, kind, and beautifully feminine while she does it. In a word, she is kick-butt amazing!
Selim is absolutely hilarious, crazy funny, make-you-laugh on every page! His facial expressions alone would need their own separate review, because his face tells the whole story. haha! Oh, he cracks me up! His one talent is making perfectly delicious tea, since he concocts his own particular blends. He gets dragged along on Delilah’s madcap adventures, and has to decide if he wants a quiet life in a small village somewhere, or if he wants to tag along with Delilah for some excitement.
I adore the friendship and camaraderie between Delilah and Selim! It’s never romantic, and that’s why it works so well. They trust one another, they respect each other, and they are both misfits. Brilliant writing!
I was immediately attracted to the art style, and the colors and the brightness of the artwork! It’s just beautiful through the entire book, and I was so impressed with this gorgeous graphic novel. Truly amazing work and the story, the characters, the plot, do not disappoint!