The Many Deaths of Laila Starr

My favorite comic of 2021, from acclaimed comics creator Ram V (Swamp Thing, Blue in Green), and artist Filipe Andrade (Captain Marvel), follows the recently-fired Death on her journey through a string of recurring deaths in Mumbai. One man is fated to discover the secret of immortality, and so Death is fired and relegated to the world below to live in the body of twenty-something Laila Starr in the gorgeously rendered city of Mumbai. At first, she is trying to kill the human who will make her job no longer necessary… But, her new mortal form gives her an emotionally embodied perspective. Great writing, profound themes, moving characters, and absolutely wonderful art converge in this subtle masterpiece.

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