Brotherman Revelation Graphic Novel Review by Jimmie L Simpson
Co Creator/ Illustrator – Baba Dawud Anyabwile
Co Creator/ Writer – Guy A. Sims
Master Colorist – Brian McGee
I'm not a pro reviewer in the slightest sense and everyone's unique experience varies from one person to the next. This is a review of my unique reading experience for the BMR Graphic Novel. From the excitement of the package having arrived, waiting for me after I got off work, to the point I opened the envelope and pulled it out, I knew this was going to be a comic readers treat for myself. Especially knowing that people who look like me, created this wonderful work of art, only added to the experience.
Without giving any plots away. The BMR Graphic Novel had action, drama, suspense and most importantly, a good plot with meaning. It told a good story that captivated my attention and touched my heart to remind me of what really matters in life, like for instance, moral responsibilities, being your brothers keeper, caring about your community and doing what it takes to make a change echos through out this book. I enjoyed getting to know the two main protagonists and the interesting characters who played their part in the events that took place in Big City.
Laying my eyes upon the book, I noticed the cover art was banging. The line art style and color scheme were well done. This style is consistent through out the whole book. Looking at the cover art created a sense of adventure and made me more interested and compelled me to explore the Brotherman Universe. There was a tough, urban gritty feel to it. In fact, the art direction for that cover piece helped to set the tone for my journey into Big City. The back cover art stands on it's own as well. Contextually, it gives a chilling whisper to the reader. Love how that was done.
The prologue was creative. It started off with a flier for an upcoming event. That was a nice touch. The presentation of the main protagonists and two tone color style to present the back-story to the origin of Brotherman was a good choice. I love the nostalgic feeling it created. From there, the smooth transition into the lively colorful world of Big City was eye candy in a cool sort of way. The comic panel design and layout was done very well in my opinion. I wasn't confused or lost in keeping up with the flow of art and text boxes. It was cohesive in that regard. It all blended well with the mix of full page illustrations mimicking well placed camera angles. Really loved that.
I enjoyed reading this graphic novel. The story and plot was on point. I feel honored and happy to own a copy of The Brotherman Revelation Graphic Novel. I certainly look forward to the sequels to come. Shout out to Dawud Anyabwile, Guy Sims and Brian McGee. God bless and continue to prosper you all in your comic creation and the artistic craftsmanship you produce together as a team with a crystal clear focus and a single mind to succeed.