Sailor Twain: Or: The Mermaid in the Hudson - Mark  Siegel Appeal Characteristics: grainy black & white art, illustrations, sailors, historical, mermaids, music, randy old men, randy young men, nice halle-berry-swordfish-breasts, ships, mermaid lore, disabilities, love

The story itself was like watching an action movie. I felt like I was watching one of those very first animated movies....he has this Mark Siegel did a phenomenal job with the art and layered text. The story flowed and movie as you are left trying to guess how it might be resolved. The depth of the story, unlike the Hudson is not that deep! It’s been a long time since I’ve read a black and white graphic novel I’ve enjoyed. There was a little mystery, intrigue...a nice historical backdrop and added the mythological mermaid lore. The characters were easy to like and the flow of the art and story matched. I’m not sure if it’s the ending that everyone would expect, but I mean...I was disappointed with the way it ended.

I’ve heard people grip about the nudity of the front of the mermaid. I sorta want to understand, but I guess I dont. I mean, the strong case of Art can be interpreted in many different ways. There are plenty of historical museums with galleries dedicated to nude sculptures. Also, No will boys use it for that purpose, well---that’s not up to me. She has a great halle berry set....and I mean it in no way was uncomfortable for me to get through the story. Again--if you’re an avid graphic novel/comic reader...there are some Marvel, Image, DC, and other comic works that can put the mermaid’s frontal exposure to shame.

Red Flags: Mermaid Breasts.