Bury the Lede
Twenty-one-year-old Madison T. Jackson is already the star of the Emerson College student newspaper when she nabs a coveted night internship at Boston’s premiere newspaper, The Boston Lede. The job’s simple: do whatever the senior reporters tell you to do, from fetching coffee to getting a quote from a grieving parent. It’s grueling work, so when the murder of a prominent Boston businessman comes up on the police scanner, Madison races to the scene of the grisly crime. There, Madison meets the woman who will change her life forever: prominent socialite Dahlia Kennedy, who is covered in gore and being arrested for the murder of her family. The newspapers put everyone they can in front of her with no results until, with nothing to lose, Madison gets a chance – and unexpectedly barrels headfirst into danger she never anticipated.

Bury the Lede Details

TitleBury the Lede
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 8th, 2019
PublisherBoom! Studios
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Mystery, LGBT

Bury the Lede Review

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    January 1, 1970
    Ehhhhh, I was not the hugest fan of this one. The art style was great, but I found the plot to be extremely disjointed and hard to follow. Also there was a scene in which the main character (a journalist) roofies someone to get information and then never faces any consequences and I just??????????? This was unfortunately just not for me.
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  • Nen & Jen
    January 1, 1970
    The story was as intensely gripping, mysterious and as gorgeously visual as I had hoped it would be. Bury the Lede had great rep for POC and LGBTQ+ characters and the inclusion of political machinations made this feel authentic and steeped in reality. While this story was quite a lot darker and deeper than I had anticipated, for the most part this was an interesting and unusual read.Blurb:Reporter for the Boston Lede, Madison Jackson is young, scrappy, and hungry to prove that The story was as intensely gripping, mysterious and as gorgeously visual as I had hoped it would be. Bury the Lede had great rep for POC and LGBTQ+ characters and the inclusion of political machinations made this feel authentic and steeped in reality. While this story was quite a lot darker and deeper than I had anticipated, for the most part this was an interesting and unusual read.Blurb:Reporter for the Boston Lede, Madison Jackson is young, scrappy, and hungry to prove that she deserves her coveted college internship. When her police scanner mentions a brutal murder tied to the prominent Boston Kennedys, Madison races to the crime scene. What she finds will change her life forever: Dahlia Kennedy, celebrity socialite, now widow, covered in gore and the prime suspect in the murder of her husband and child. When Dahlia refuses to talk to anyone but Madison, they begin a dangerous game of cat and mouse that leads the young journalist down a twisted path.First off, the graphics in this book were so well done. The colours were vivid and really eye-catching. Hats off to Miquel Muerto the colourist! Besides for beautiful contrast and bold tones, the illustration boasted characters that truly were their appearance. The little details included for each person contributed to the story in a manner that isn’t always achieved in graphic novels. Their posture, accessories, head angles and facial expressions sometimes spoke more than the words and that’s exactly what I’m eager to experience more of in this genre.The main character Maddison was a (mostly) likeable. She had grit, determination and a commitment to proving her worth that’s reminiscent of a self-confidence I can only hope for. Maddy did however, display some less enviable traits. Disloyalty, selfishness and a slight ego. But really, she’s a reporter. To some extent, getting a front-page worthy story seemed to require these traits. At least, Maddison thought so.The murder investigation seemed to almost take a back seat at times in this story and that wasn’t what I had been expecting. The story still kept my interest though and the pages flew by! There were times when I got a little confused with the events. It took me a while to adjust to her investigation of an alternate news-worthy story. It all seemed to relate to the original murder though, so that was a nice tie-in. However, I do think this could have been explored and explained a bit more toward the end. The last few pages felt quite rushed and not as fleshed out as they could have been.Overall, this was an interesting read and introduced me to the beautiful work of Gaby Dunn, Claire Roe and Miquel Muerto. I’m looking forward to more of their work in the future!This ARC was provided by BOOM! Studios via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Erika Sarutobi
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars.The art is amazing but the story was a bit messy in the pacing that it was a bit hard to follow. Nevertheless, it was still interesting and I liked that it had a detective vibe despite the main character being a reporter.I found Dahlia to be really intriguing especially with the way she would throw hints Madison and her whole motive. It would have been more interesting if the main character was a bit smarter and less selfish with the cop who's always tipping her 3.5 stars.The art is amazing but the story was a bit messy in the pacing that it was a bit hard to follow. Nevertheless, it was still interesting and I liked that it had a detective vibe despite the main character being a reporter.I found Dahlia to be really intriguing especially with the way she would throw hints Madison and her whole motive. It would have been more interesting if the main character was a bit smarter and less selfish with the cop who's always tipping her but somewhat gets better as it goes on at times.My only problem with the art is the inconsistency with Madison's body shape. Sometimes she's chubby sometimes she look thin.Overall, I want to continue with the series if they plan to continue the story and I hope the pacing isn't as messy as this one. It felt like Madison was going to be worse rather than better with the way she does her work to get the truth despite her losing family and friends.Thank you Netgalley for providing me with the digital copy for an honest review.trigger warning: Gore, murder, sexual content.
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  • Jay G
    January 1, 1970
    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer...I received a copy of this graphic novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest review*3.5/5 Star Madison Jackson, a 21 year old intern for the Boston Lede, is trying to get her first headline in the paper. She gets her opportunity when a socialite named Dahlia Kennedy, murdering her husband and son comes to light. Dahlia, who refused to talk to any other reporter, confesses to Madison and thus shove Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer...I received a copy of this graphic novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest review*3.5/5 Star Madison Jackson, a 21 year old intern for the Boston Lede, is trying to get her first headline in the paper. She gets her opportunity when a socialite named Dahlia Kennedy, murdering her husband and son comes to light. Dahlia, who refused to talk to any other reporter, confesses to Madison and thus shoves her into the limelight. This was quite a short graphic novel, but it was enjoyable for what it was. I loved the colour scheme chosen for this, there were a lot of purple and blue tones that made the book feel very dark and eerie. The representation was also great, there were many LGBTQ+ and POC characters included, without it being a vocal point. The biggest complaint I have for this would be that at times the plot felt rushed and under-developed. It almost felt like I had picked the book up in the middle of the series and was missing information. But overall, I did enjoy the story and wanted to keep reading to discover the conclusion.
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  • Dave
    January 1, 1970
    Move over Clark Kent. Dunn's Bury the Lede is a dark brooding crime-filled graphic novel featuring a young cub reporter trying to get her first headline and a bloody family-killing psychopath who confesses to the cub reporter. Terrific artwork. Good storyline. Inordinate number of lesbian/bi characters. But, the main focus is on the crime story and the widow, who like Lady MacBeth, emerges from the crime scene covered in blood.
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  • Hizatul Akmah
    January 1, 1970
    actual rating: 4.2/5 ⭐ this story was about an intern named Madison Jackson who was eager to do something to make everyone start to recognise her as a real reporter. enter the gorgeous yet murderous Dahlia Kennedy who refused to talk to anyone else about her recent crime but to the rookie Madison. then, people start to see her a subject to sell the story. but what was really at stack, here?i love LOVE the illustrations and the colours and how unapologetic queer this book is! the stor actual rating: 4.2/5 ⭐️ this story was about an intern named Madison Jackson who was eager to do something to make everyone start to recognise her as a real reporter. enter the gorgeous yet murderous Dahlia Kennedy who refused to talk to anyone else about her recent crime but to the rookie Madison. then, people start to see her a subject to sell the story. but what was really at stack, here?i love LOVE the illustrations and the colours and how unapologetic queer this book is! the story felt a bit rush at times but it was all good for me. it wasn't that hard to understand the characters' arc especially to feel the hunger in Madison's eyes for more .overall, it was an enjoyable and fast-paced read!disclaimer: thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with the digital ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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  • Kirsty
    January 1, 1970
    Lovely artwork and colours, a diverse cast of characters, a complex and difficult heroine, and great LGBT and POC representation - I loved this. The story wasn’t super compelling to me, but I liked the characters so much that I’d have watched them investigate pretty much anything. I hope they’ll all be back in future books (and no spoilers but the protagonist has made a pretty huge mess of her interpersonal relationships by the end of the book, so there’s plenty to mine in future volumes).
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  • Laura Ungureanu
    January 1, 1970
    *I was provided with a copy of this book by Netgalley. Thank you!*This graphic novel carries an intricate mystery told from the point of view of an intern at the Lede, a notorious Boston newspaper. The characters are incredible. I liked Madison Jackson as the main character. I've never traveled so far into the world of reporters and magazines. Her journey in that world is ours. Madison is relatable because she is introverted but ambitious. She is bisexual and also another character i *I was provided with a copy of this book by Netgalley. Thank you!*This graphic novel carries an intricate mystery told from the point of view of an intern at the Lede, a notorious Boston newspaper. The characters are incredible. I liked Madison Jackson as the main character. I've never traveled so far into the world of reporters and magazines. Her journey in that world is ours. Madison is relatable because she is introverted but ambitious. She is bisexual and also another character is queer. I'm proud to see other sexualities represented in graphic novels. This is not a soft mystery. Some images can be brutal to the soft-hearted and there is an erotic scene, so kids should stay away.Judging the mystery, I think that some parts could have been better. I was not impressed by the way things turn out, so that's why I took two stars away.However, there are many things about this graphic novel that I loved, including the characters and the art.I've watched Gaby Dunn on youtube many times, so I am left speechless that she is such a great author. I'm really glad I got to experience this side of her.
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  • Carlos
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to NetGalley and Boom! Studios for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.Bury the Lede is a noir/crime graphic novel about Madison Jackson, a young intern at one of Boston’s most important newspapers who’s willing to do whatever she has to in order to get a front page scoop.While I loved the art style, I was not the biggest fan of the plot. I think it was disjointed and pretty confusing (I had to go back many times to try to figure out who or what the Thanks to NetGalley and Boom! Studios for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.Bury the Lede is a noir/crime graphic novel about Madison Jackson, a young intern at one of Boston’s most important newspapers who’s willing to do whatever she has to in order to get a front page scoop.While I loved the art style, I was not the biggest fan of the plot. I think it was disjointed and pretty confusing (I had to go back many times to try to figure out who or what the hell they were talking about as it felt like there were some missing scenes). Everything felt rushed and like it was trying to do too much for such a short amount of pages. Also, while I don’t mind morally gray characters, I think the MC’s (illegal) actions should’ve had some consequences for her or at least been addressed in some way or form.
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  • amanda
    January 1, 1970
    Whoa, darker and deeper than I thought and there were warnings about that! For that, I am so grateful. The artwork is stark and beautiful. I can't count the amount of times I stopped focusing on the story to just admire how well done and stylistic the art is. The story is confusing a bit and I felt that it should have been much longer, however I get it and it wasn't hard to get into the swing of things as you kept reading. QUEER and POC representation galore! I love it and I love that we're gett Whoa, darker and deeper than I thought and there were warnings about that! For that, I am so grateful. The artwork is stark and beautiful. I can't count the amount of times I stopped focusing on the story to just admire how well done and stylistic the art is. The story is confusing a bit and I felt that it should have been much longer, however I get it and it wasn't hard to get into the swing of things as you kept reading. QUEER and POC representation galore! I love it and I love that we're getting so much of this steadily.It's a really nice thing to read and see honestly. I hope we get more out of Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe. Everything here is very promising.Thanks much to Netgalley and the publisher for this copy of my ARC. All opinions are my own.
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  • Larissa Is Reading
    January 1, 1970
    *I was kindly sent an arc of Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn from Netgalley* I read this in an hour! It was really interesting. I’ve never read a book or a graphic novel like this before. I got some Elle Woods (Legally Blonde) vibes from this. We follow a bisexual female who is an intern and is the only person Dahlia will talk to (a convicted murderer). The intern gets the story from her about the people who were murdered and becomes a reporter.I knocked a star off because at one point, t *I was kindly sent an arc of Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn from Netgalley* I read this in an hour! It was really interesting. I’ve never read a book or a graphic novel like this before. I got some Elle Woods (Legally Blonde) vibes from this. We follow a bisexual female who is an intern and is the only person Dahlia will talk to (a convicted murderer). The intern gets the story from her about the people who were murdered and becomes a reporter.I knocked a star off because at one point, the intern drugs someone to get information and she never got caught or suffered consequences from it and nobody cared that she did it. As long as she got what she needed and that wasn’t okay. In conclusion, I really enjoyed this graphic novel! I’d recommend this to 18+ adults since there is erotica and some graphic scenes.
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  • Leslie
    January 1, 1970
    Shoutout to NetGalley and one of my favorite distributors of fine comics, BOOM! Studios for the galley of this wonderful work.My last book by Gaby Dunn was Bad With Money, and this is a far cry from advice about demystifying money and getting your financial life together, but holy comics, Batman, is it good!Madison Jackson is a young, hungry reporter intern who just wants to prove her worth at The Boston Lede. She catches a brutal murder on a police scanner, and Dahlia Ke Shoutout to NetGalley and one of my favorite distributors of fine comics, BOOM! Studios for the galley of this wonderful work.My last book by Gaby Dunn was Bad With Money, and this is a far cry from advice about demystifying money and getting your financial life together, but holy comics, Batman, is it good!Madison Jackson is a young, hungry reporter intern who just wants to prove her worth at The Boston Lede. She catches a brutal murder on a police scanner, and Dahlia Kennedy, the lead suspect will only talk to Madison. Thus begins a twisted game of cat and mouse that leaves Madison not knowing what to believe.So many things to praise about this work. Firstly, I do not like mystery. It largely bores me, but once I started this story, I couldn’t put it down. Claire Roe’s art is fantastic, and I was bummed when I discovered they don’t have an Instagram. There is some solid queer representation, not all the characters are white, and the office romances definitely aren’t the most interesting part of the story, though they add enough to the plot to keep it moving.If you like Gaby Dunn, read this. If you like mystery, read this. If you like good comic art, read this. If you are looking for more queer people doing interesting things besides being queer, read this. Also, not gonna lie, I was weirdly attracted to a drawn character, so bonus points.There’s less than a week left to wait for this, so pre-order your copy from your favorite bookstore or request a purchase from your local library. I can wait to see more from Dunn (and Roe)!
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  • Jill Kenna
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to NetGalley for a free review copy of this book. This book is fantastic! The book is all about Madison, an intern for the Boston Lede and her quest to land a front page story. She gets her opportunity in the form of Dahlia Kennedy; a socialite accused of killing her husband and possibly her son as well. The newspaper sends more seasoned reporters to the jail to talk to her and get a story but she won't talk to anyone. Except Madison. This is an amazing crime comic. I have read my fair Thank you to NetGalley for a free review copy of this book. This book is fantastic! The book is all about Madison, an intern for the Boston Lede and her quest to land a front page story. She gets her opportunity in the form of Dahlia Kennedy; a socialite accused of killing her husband and possibly her son as well. The newspaper sends more seasoned reporters to the jail to talk to her and get a story but she won't talk to anyone. Except Madison. This is an amazing crime comic. I have read my fair shape of graphic novels and comic books and this one had me hooked pretty much right from the beginning. I really liked the pacing of this comic book. It pretty much starts off at a break neck speed and doesn't let up. I also really loved the representation that is in this comic book as well. Not only do we have a bi MC, we also have a bi, Catholic, Boston cop (which I have yet to see in a comic book), gay characters, and plenty of other rep that you will have to discover yourself. I would definitely recommend this comic book to anyone but especially fans of mystery or noir type books.
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  • Brittany
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for the ARC of Bury the Lede that I received in exchange for a fair and honest review.First, full disclosure: I have probably read somewhere around ten graphic novels in my entire life. I am not really an expert on them as a medium. Having said that, I do know thrillers. Bury the Lead is a graphic crime noir novel. It has a gritty, dark feel that stays true to the conventions of crime noir. The plot line is well executed and I didn’t notice a Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for the ARC of Bury the Lede that I received in exchange for a fair and honest review.First, full disclosure: I have probably read somewhere around ten graphic novels in my entire life. I am not really an expert on them as a medium. Having said that, I do know thrillers. Bury the Lead is a graphic crime noir novel. It has a gritty, dark feel that stays true to the conventions of crime noir. The plot line is well executed and I didn’t notice any blatant plot holes or anything that made the text feel unrealistic. It felt pretty organized and well developed. In terms of what I didn’t necessarily love. . . Well, it’s part of not getting graphic novels. I’m not really sure if this is just the norm because it seems to be my constant complaint with that kind of text, but I just never feel satisfied at the end. This one was no different. Yes, the plot tied up well. Yes, it was a decent storyline. I just missed detailed. I wanted more of everything. I wanted more answers, more movement, more character development. I don’t know. Maybe this is a me problem, but for me it just wasn’t the best.
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  • Jodi
    January 1, 1970
    Graphic novels are not usually my thing, but I made an exception for Bury the Lede, and I'm glad I did. A juicy murder and tons of bisexual, lesbian, and POC representation! Madison, an ambitious intern at a newspaper named the Boston Lede, is given some valuable tips after a high-profile murder. Working with a reporter and a police officer, Madison turns the tips into explosive stories. However, her zeal may prove to be detrimental to her personal life. The graphics are fantastic, and the purpl Graphic novels are not usually my thing, but I made an exception for Bury the Lede, and I'm glad I did. A juicy murder and tons of bisexual, lesbian, and POC representation! Madison, an ambitious intern at a newspaper named the Boston Lede, is given some valuable tips after a high-profile murder. Working with a reporter and a police officer, Madison turns the tips into explosive stories. However, her zeal may prove to be detrimental to her personal life. The graphics are fantastic, and the purples, blues, and dark grays give it an eerie, noir-ish feeling. Sex is clearly implied, but not too graphically. Madison behaves unethically at times. Bury the Lede is perhaps a bit too short, but the story and characters are compelling. I believe this may not be the last we hear from Madison.Thanks to NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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  • Book Pairings (Laci Long)
    January 1, 1970
    If you love noir-esque comics or crime mysteries, you need to check this one out. I didn’t know much going into this one which I think added to my enjoyment, so I’m not going to dig deep into the plot here. I will tell you that the story follows Madison, an intern for Boston’s most reputable newspaper. Then she catches a break by being the only reporter Dahlia Kennedy, an alleged murderer will talk too. It’s the hottest story in town and Madison soon learns that there is more to the story than j If you love noir-esque comics or crime mysteries, you need to check this one out. I didn’t know much going into this one which I think added to my enjoyment, so I’m not going to dig deep into the plot here. I will tell you that the story follows Madison, an intern for Boston’s most reputable newspaper. Then she catches a break by being the only reporter Dahlia Kennedy, an alleged murderer will talk too. It’s the hottest story in town and Madison soon learns that there is more to the story than just the murder of Kennedy’s husband. I will say that at times the story felt a little disjointed, but it was still a very binge-able read.
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  • Paul
    January 1, 1970
    The pacing is near-perfect as Dunn makes sure to give away just enough of the mystery to keep the reader turning the pages. And the illustrations highlight the noir feeling of both the criminality of the plot and the anxiousness of Madison’s mind. I also liked the palette of dark blues and oranges and the select bright colors that symbolize the dramatic moments in the piece. Great choices to highlight the atmosphere.A raw and poignant look at a young reporter quickly pulled into the The pacing is near-perfect as Dunn makes sure to give away just enough of the mystery to keep the reader turning the pages. And the illustrations highlight the noir feeling of both the criminality of the plot and the anxiousness of Madison’s mind. I also liked the palette of dark blues and oranges and the select bright colors that symbolize the dramatic moments in the piece. Great choices to highlight the atmosphere.A raw and poignant look at a young reporter quickly pulled into the murky world of crime.4 out of 5 stars.For my full review: https://paulspicks.blog/2019/09/18/bu...For all my reviews: https://paulspicks.blog
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  • Shailey
    January 1, 1970
    A very fun queer murder mystery with great characters.
  • YY
    January 1, 1970
    2.5/5 stars.
  • Anna Luce
    January 1, 1970
    ★★✰✰✰ 2 stars While I loved the artwork of Bury the Lede, the story and characters lacked cohesion. What could been a modern-take on those noir stories featuring a journalist investigator, Bury the Lede gives us a storyline that tries to be gritty and clever while failing to maintain any sort of sense. The rookie journalist protagonist of the story has a great connection in the police department, does more or less what she wants (from roofing her sources to stealing police files) in order to talk to laug ★★✰✰✰ 2 stars While I loved the artwork of Bury the Lede, the story and characters lacked cohesion. What could been a modern-take on those noir stories featuring a journalist investigator, Bury the Lede gives us a storyline that tries to be gritty and clever while failing to maintain any sort of sense. The rookie journalist protagonist of the story has a great connection in the police department, does more or less what she wants (from roofing her sources to stealing police files) in order to talk to laughably theatrical Dahlia Kennedy who stands accused of the murder of her own husband and child. Madison, our protagonist, had that type of wet-personality that really does the story no favours. Her self-centredness and obsession were grating. The other characters were recycled clichés of the typical characters featuring in a hard-boiled stories.Read more reviews on my blog / / / View all my reviews on Goodreads
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  • Carolina Figueiredo
    January 1, 1970
    REVIEW IN ENGLISH:I received access to this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. I would like to thank NetGalley and BOOM! Studios Publisher for this amazing opportunity.Okay, I was torn with this one. It's a story with an amazing art style and I really read it all in one afternoon, but I also think it has pacing problems.We see the story through Madison's eyes, a Boston Lede paper intern, as she investigates the murder of a major Boston b REVIEW IN ENGLISH:I received access to this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. I would like to thank NetGalley and BOOM! Studios Publisher for this amazing opportunity.Okay, I was torn with this one. It's a story with an amazing art style and I really read it all in one afternoon, but I also think it has pacing problems.We see the story through Madison's eyes, a Boston Lede paper intern, as she investigates the murder of a major Boston businessman. Apparently the man was murdered by his wife who, soon after, killed their own son and hid the body. The news shocks the nation as the woman, the socialite Dahlia Kennedy, is taken covered in blood to the police station.All the papers are after this story, but Dahlia refuses to say anything. To everyone's surprise, she chooses to talk to Madison. While investigating this case, Madison realizes that nothing is what it seems to be and that perhaps this story is more complicated and dirty than she first imagined. Will she be willing to get dirty too to find out the truth?Yeah. Look at this plot! And the art is so beautiful! Maybe if it had a few more pages, it wouldn't feel so rushed. I got extremely focused and stuck to the plot, wondering what was behind it all. Dahlia is very enigmatic, with a predatory look, and Madison stands in the tight line between being the hunter and the prey in this whole story. The story interestingly addresses what we are willing to sacrifice for what we want. Is our integrity a bargaining chip? However, I thought that some information was given in a rush way, it was kind of just there, which influenced the immersion.I highly recommend it for a quick and intriguing read. It really is a very beautiful graphic novel.*********************RESENHA EM PORTUGUÊS:Recebi acesso a esta HQ através da NetGalley em troca da minha opinião honesta. Gostaria de agradecer à NetGalley e à Editora BOOM! Studios por esta incrível oportunidade.Ok, fiquei dividida com esse. É uma história com uma arte incrível e eu realmente li tudo em uma tarde, mas acho também que tem problemas de ritmo.Acompanhamos Madison, uma estagiária do jornal Boston Lede, enquanto ela investiga o assassinato de um grande empresário de Boston. Aparentemente o homem foi assassinado por sua esposa que, logo depois, matou o próprio filho e escondeu o corpo. A notícia choca a nação, enquanto a mulher, a socialite Dahlia Kennedy, é levada coberta de sangue para a delegacia.Todos os jornais estão atrás dessa história, mas Dahlia se recusa a falar qualquer coisa. Para surpresa de todos, ela escolhe falar com Madison. Enquanto investiga esse caso, Madison percebe que nada é o que parece ser e que talvez essa história seja mais complicada e suja do que parece ser. Ela estará disposta a se sujar também para descobrir a verdade?Pois é. Olha essa história! E a arte é belíssima! Talvez se tivesse mais algumas páginas, não pareceria tão corrida. Eu fiquei extremamente focada e presa à trama, querendo saber o que estava por trás de tudo. Dahlia é muito enigmática, com um olhar de predador, e Madison fica na corda bamba entre ser a caça e o caçador nessa história toda. A história aborda de forma interessante sobre o que estamos dispostos a sacrificar pelo o que queremos. Nossa integridade é uma moeda de troca? Entretanto, achei que algumas informações foram dadas de forma corrida, meio que jogadas, o que influenciou na imersão.Recomendo para uma leitura rápida e intrigante. É realmente uma HQ bem bonita.
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  • Michael
    January 1, 1970
    Many thanks to Boom! Studios and Netgalley for this ARC, in exchange for an honest review.Madison, a newsroom intern, is placed with the opportunity to follow a murder mystery, being that the suspect only wishes to talk to her. With the promise of a coveted byline in one of the biggest newspapers in Boston, morality lines begin to blur as she begins to distance herself from remaining empathetic to those closest to her, is it all worth it for the sake of becoming a reporter? Many thanks to Boom! Studios and Netgalley for this ARC, in exchange for an honest review.Madison, a newsroom intern, is placed with the opportunity to follow a murder mystery, being that the suspect only wishes to talk to her. With the promise of a coveted byline in one of the biggest newspapers in Boston, morality lines begin to blur as she begins to distance herself from remaining empathetic to those closest to her, is it all worth it for the sake of becoming a reporter?IN the vein of Veronica Mars, and similar shows during that time, the snappy dialogue that Gaby Dunn demonstrates here is really fun. This is such a quick read, with the characters well-defined, as well as the overall pacing and the world. One of my favorite narrative elements is having the prison meeting between Madison and Dahlia, Silence of the Lambs-esque, as the framing of the different chapters. The illustrations from Claire Roe are some of my favorite I’ve seen in quite some time. While grounded, they’re never afraid to go noir, as can be demonstrated with the cover, with deep shades of blues and purples and neons. As well as the amount of inclusivity, and seeing characters filling every page that actually look like a real office space. Everyone is drawn just so beautifully, just, *chefs kiss*, it’s perfection. Now, there is definitely a little bit more I personally would have liked in terms of the storytelling. While the mystery itself is compelling, for some reason reminds me of dark-Legally Blonde, there’s a point where it feels the story goes into autopilot, and different points just magically get revealed within a page or two. There’s also something our main character does near the end, for the sake of getting information, that’s not ok at all. What’s interesting, and while I do like this choice and twist (I just wish it was explored more) is that Madison is well-aware of the choices she makes and the ramifications. What sets her apart from other characters is that she more than likely chooses to continue making the decisions, for the sake of pushing her own career forward, regardless of the cost. It’s definitely a twist, I just personally felt it needed to be explored more for it to really come together.
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  • Pop Bop
    January 1, 1970
    Noirish EnoughThree aspects of this book stand out for me - a reasonably noirish plot, a fairly predictable "cub" reporter ambition drama, and LGBTQ instalove.As to the noir plot, it's twisty and grim enough, although it doesn't have the hopeless and dark ending you get with real noir. There is also a lot of coincidence and plenty of tip-offs to keep the heroine on the right track, which I guess makes sense within the length limits of a graphic novel. The same is true for Noirish EnoughThree aspects of this book stand out for me - a reasonably noirish plot, a fairly predictable "cub" reporter ambition drama, and LGBTQ instalove.As to the noir plot, it's twisty and grim enough, although it doesn't have the hopeless and dark ending you get with real noir. There is also a lot of coincidence and plenty of tip-offs to keep the heroine on the right track, which I guess makes sense within the length limits of a graphic novel. The same is true for the info dump rushed ending. But still, as modern noir goes this struck me as a credible effort. There is a lot of cub reporter angst when the book begins, but luckily that fades away in fairly short order. By the end our heroine is already a pre-alcoholic, seasoned, disillusioned pro. That's a fast transition, but it makes sense given the overall vibe of the book. Halfway through she drugs a witness to get her to spill the beans, which was hard to swallow and sort of broke faith with the reader, but that's an example of the kinds of shortcuts the tale takes.As to the insta-love, well, lots of readers hate insta-love, but I like it because it's efficient in terms of storytelling. Here, though, everyone is conveniently gay or bi depending on how the sexes randomly play out when it's time for a sex or romance scene. Neither the author nor the main characters ever seemed to actually commit to their sex assignments, so it was more or less colorful/edgy filler with no real connection between the characters.The art, including the coloring, complemented the narrative and the feel the story was going for, and helped carry the book over some of its bumpier parts.Bottom line - gripes aside, this was fast paced and twisty enough to keep me turning the pages, and was much better than some of the more authentically old school noirs I've read. So there's that.(Please note that I received a free advance will-self-destruct-in-x-days Adobe Digital copy of this book without a review requirement, or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review. Apart from that I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.)
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  • Shareca
    January 1, 1970
    The review will be live on the website 10/1/19. Here's the synopsis of the review:Have you ever had that hard-hitting bug to become a journalist and crack a case wide open? Well, we have -- so Bury The Lede by Gaby Dunn, Claire Roe, and Miquel Muerto scratched our itch. A graphic novel under BOOM! coming October 8th, 2019 dives into the behind-the-scenes journalism narrative by Madison Jackson, "the intern." By the end of the novel, she won't just be an "intern." The narrative overal The review will be live on the website 10/1/19. Here's the synopsis of the review:Have you ever had that hard-hitting bug to become a journalist and crack a case wide open? Well, we have -- so Bury The Lede by Gaby Dunn, Claire Roe, and Miquel Muerto scratched our itch. A graphic novel under BOOM! coming October 8th, 2019 dives into the behind-the-scenes journalism narrative by Madison Jackson, "the intern." By the end of the novel, she won't just be an "intern." The narrative overall was spectacular. As a reader, I always want to see more. Bury The Lede gave me what I wanted: A hard-hitting thriller story about journalism. I left wanting a second part to find out what happens next in Madison's life. What is the next story? It also gave me an act of small courage to channel my inner journalist and crack a case (not a murder case!) One thing you have to show with art is the intensity of the plot since this is a noir detective journalism story. Claire and Miquel did that showing with Gaby's telling with the writing. You know when you see a great team together because the showing and telling are effortless. That is what happened here with Bury The Lede. Not only did it do an incredible job with the plot and themes, but it made the reader dive into the story and get into the mindset of a journalist. What a powerful thing to do! In terms of quality -- the comic might not work for everyone. You have to be into the detective narrative and be able to become engulfed in it. The narrative and voice, personally, were exciting to read. It left me wanting more and even after it ended, I wanted a second part already.
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  • Bec
    January 1, 1970
    Representation: bisexual MC, bisexual love interest, lesbian/POC love interest, queer side characters, POC side charactersTrigger/content warnings: murder, blood, adultery, sexual abuse/child molestation (off the page)I loved the concept of this graphic novel so much more than it's execution. I love investigative journalist stories and honestly I wish there was more of it in the fictional world. In addition, I don't think I've ever come across an adult graphic novel that takes that genre on - hence why I was so keen to check/>I/>Trigger/content Representation: bisexual MC, bisexual love interest, lesbian/POC love interest, queer side characters, POC side charactersTrigger/content warnings: murder, blood, adultery, sexual abuse/child molestation (off the page)I loved the concept of this graphic novel so much more than it's execution. I love investigative journalist stories and honestly I wish there was more of it in the fictional world. In addition, I don't think I've ever come across an adult graphic novel that takes that genre on - hence why I was so keen to check this one out. But overall I just didn't feel engaged with the story. With the jolting plot-line and overall lack of character and background substance, I couldn't dive completely into the investigation. While I loved the queer relationships, I also had no connection to the characters what-so-ever. The villain didn't villain-y enough and I wish there had been more of Madison's family background involved in the story. I did love the artwork, it felt unique and much more mature than I am used to experiencing in a graphic novel. But in some ways, I felt like it almost added to the overall blandness of the story.Overall, I feel as though there was a foundation here with so much potential that just didn't get reached. I'm curious to see what future graphic stories from Dunn are like, but this one just didn't work for me.Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!
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  • Rosie
    January 1, 1970
    This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Content/Trigger Warnings: child molestation, murder, staged suicide, violence/blood/gore. The LOVE:- The Graphics! The purple, blue, earthy tones set the perfect tone for this dark/gritty tale. The by the artist was also wonderful -- beautfilly capturing a multicultural and gender-diverse cast of characters. - The Representation! The inclusion of diverse LGBTQ+ characters was done masterfully. This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Content/Trigger Warnings: child molestation, murder, staged suicide, violence/blood/gore. The LOVE:- The Graphics! The purple, blue, earthy tones set the perfect tone for this dark/gritty tale. The by the artist was also wonderful -- beautfilly capturing a multicultural and gender-diverse cast of characters. - The Representation! The inclusion of diverse LGBTQ+ characters was done masterfully. Their presence isn't ornamental. They simply exist as fully fleshed out characters, without their identities becoming plot points, and that is a wonderful thing. - The mystery is gripping and keeps you turning pages to figure out what happens next.The MEH- Overall, the story felt underdeveloped. It often felt like I picked up in the middle of a graphic novel or series. I often felt like I was missing part of the story -- as if some plot point or character/relationship development got left out. Combined with rushed pacing (particularly at the end). the story felt like it was not meant to be a standalone. The ending does not feel particularly satisfying if there is no plan for additional installments. OVERALL:I think this is a story that has great potential, but ultimately needed some more development. I'm a sucker for gritty mystery and LGBTQ+/POC rep in graphic novels, so I still enjoyed it. This might be a book I would recommend checking out at the library as opposed to purchasing it.
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  • Natalia
    January 1, 1970
    Hey guys, Talia here with another review, courtesy of NetGalley!Dead husband. Missing son. And the wife will only talk to one person.What an INSANE comic!Madison is an intern with the Boston Lede, pushing to find a hell of a story to bump her up to the role of reporter. And the story to make her career happens to land right in her lap.Dhalia is accused of murdering her husband and son. I’ll be damned if she admits to Madison that she di Hey guys, Talia here with another review, courtesy of NetGalley!Dead husband. Missing son. And the wife will only talk to one person.What an INSANE comic!Madison is an intern with the Boston Lede, pushing to find a hell of a story to bump her up to the role of reporter. And the story to make her career happens to land right in her lap.Dhalia is accused of murdering her husband and son. I’ll be damned if she admits to Madison that she did the deed. Only problem is, Madison doesn’t seem to believe Dhalia randomly murdered and strung up her husband, and dismembered her son like she says she did. To uncover the truth, Dhalia throws Madison a bone and leading her on the hunt for another story with so many twists that it almost seems too insane to be real.Note: there are mentions of sexual abuse towards children. Nothing visually graphic, but there are hints and mentions of the abuse.There is a heck of a scandal going on in this story. Just you wait and see.The artwork is absolutely beautiful and I loved it. The story wasn’t bad but there was probably a little more that could have been done with it. Bury the Lede might even have made a good novel. There’s so much that could be expanded on!Thank you again to NetGalley for giving me a chance to read and review this!I’ll see you between the pages of our next great read.Until we meet again, dear readers~Lots of love,Talia
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  • Elly (imaginemorebooks)
    January 1, 1970
    *** I received an ARC of this graphic novel from BOOM! Studios and NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. However, this does not influence my opinions in any way.***Publication Date: October 8, 20192/5 StarsI really wish I liked this, but it completely fell flat. Overall it felt very problematic and disjointed. The story never flowed well. It bounces around so much that you never get a good sense of the characters. Even worse, I found it difficult to follo *** I received an ARC of this graphic novel from BOOM! Studios and NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. However, this does not influence my opinions in any way.***Publication Date: October 8, 20192/5 StarsI really wish I liked this, but it completely fell flat. Overall it felt very problematic and disjointed. The story never flowed well. It bounces around so much that you never get a good sense of the characters. Even worse, I found it difficult to follow the story. By throwing a murder mystery into the mix it was just a recipe for disaster. If anything, I wish this graphic novel was longer. In that case you’d have more time with the characters to flesh out the story and help with the flow. It almost felt like it should have been a longer mystery novel and not a graphic one. You’d understand everyone’s motives and be able to connect characters better. In the end, each character tried to stand out so much from the others that I couldn’t keep them straight. In some cases they were drawn similar and in others I just couldn’t tell their relationship with the main character. Overall, I’d say this is messy at best. If it was a written novel where you got to see the fleshed out story it would have been more appealing. But in its current state, it is just a disjointed mess with an art style that doesn’t lend well to the plot.
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  • Vinny
    January 1, 1970
    I was particularly excited about Bury the Lede because I rarely encountered a crime/noir graphic novel. Unfortunately, aside from its brilliant and incredibly graphic artworks with no holding back and an excellent queer rep, I couldn't relate to the characters nor the plot. The protagonist was very self-centered, especially when it comes to her career as a so-called reporter. She has zero ability to maintain a relationship, whether with her family or romantic partners. Hence the reason why I couldn' I was particularly excited about Bury the Lede because I rarely encountered a crime/noir graphic novel. Unfortunately, aside from its brilliant and incredibly graphic artworks with no holding back and an excellent queer rep, I couldn't relate to the characters nor the plot. The protagonist was very self-centered, especially when it comes to her career as a so-called reporter. She has zero ability to maintain a relationship, whether with her family or romantic partners. Hence the reason why I couldn't emotionally invest in her story or sympathize with her struggles. She also (view spoiler)[did unethical acts to gather information and this happened several times throughout the story. (hide spoiler)]And lastly, the plot was extremely confusing for me. It was as if I stumbled in the middle of a case and I kept losing my track over the given clues. Thank you BOOM! Studios for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest review.Blog | Twitter | Instagram | RedBubble
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  • Esteban Parra
    January 1, 1970
    This graphic novel tells the story of Madison Jackson, a journalist at Boston Lede, one of the most important newspapers in the city. One day she has the opportunity to cover a spooky murder, a fact that leads Dahlia Kennedy, the accused of the crime and who will change his life forever.The first thing to mention when talking about this story is the good work in the graphic section of Claire Roe and Miquel Muerto. The color palette perfectly conveys the sordid story and accompanies M This graphic novel tells the story of Madison Jackson, a journalist at Boston Lede, one of the most important newspapers in the city. One day she has the opportunity to cover a spooky murder, a fact that leads Dahlia Kennedy, the accused of the crime and who will change his life forever.The first thing to mention when talking about this story is the good work in the graphic section of Claire Roe and Miquel Muerto. The color palette perfectly conveys the sordid story and accompanies Madison's distressing quest to discover the truth of the case. The use of purple and earth tones are totally successful, without counting on the power that blue grants to the cover.This thriller or police novel has a solid and interesting mystery, with well-profiled characters and powerful purposes, but unfortunately the development of the story is somewhat lazy and does not fully exploit the potential of the novel. They miss several explanations. A few more pages could have been functional.Something worth mentioning and applauding is the inclusion of LGBT characters in the plot, and beyond that, the good way they participate. They are not an ornament. They are characters like any other. Normalize is the key.Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC.
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