This Week's Read: Bayou / by Jaz Malone

TWR is late this week, I know. Don't hurt me.


Bayou, by Jeremy Love (colors by Patrick Morgan), is the tale of a little Black girl named Lee who lives in the south in 1933. Due to a misunderstanding over a locket, her father ends up in jail. Lee goes into the swamp to find the real culprit, who happens to be a big, zombie-like creature who calls himself Bayou.

This story is the best kind of weird. Jeremy Love takes the accents, history and racial tension of the South and weaves them into a magical fantasy land, where Jim Crows fly through the air and Emmet (Till)'s soul wanders the forest with a pair of butterfly wings on his back. It's a sobering story. I dig it.

Go read.