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A chaotic LGBTQ+ road trip! A workaholic scientist who wants to save the world and a woman who fears nothing but discovering her own destiny find themselves mixed up in a chaotic, on-the-road adventure through Europe. Will they manage to find a middle ground between their opposing ways of life—at least for long enough to complete their mission? And could this trip lead to an A chaotic LGBTQ+ road trip! A workaholic scientist who wants to save the world and a woman who fears nothing but discovering her own destiny find themselves mixed up in a chaotic, on-the-road adventure through Europe. Will they manage to find a middle ground between their opposing ways of life—at least for long enough to complete their mission? And could this trip lead to an unexpected romance? Collects A THING CALLED TRUTH #1-5


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A chaotic LGBTQ+ road trip! A workaholic scientist who wants to save the world and a woman who fears nothing but discovering her own destiny find themselves mixed up in a chaotic, on-the-road adventure through Europe. Will they manage to find a middle ground between their opposing ways of life—at least for long enough to complete their mission? And could this trip lead to an A chaotic LGBTQ+ road trip! A workaholic scientist who wants to save the world and a woman who fears nothing but discovering her own destiny find themselves mixed up in a chaotic, on-the-road adventure through Europe. Will they manage to find a middle ground between their opposing ways of life—at least for long enough to complete their mission? And could this trip lead to an unexpected romance? Collects A THING CALLED TRUTH #1-5

30 review for A Thing Called Truth

  1. 5 out of 5

    Robert

    The tone changes so drastically from the first issue to the last, and the direction and focus of the story whiplashes as well, so that when you combine it with a faux anime style and a stilted writing style that reads like either a cheap translation or an unedited draft what you are left with is a disappointing read.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    This series reads like they ran it through Google Translate, but tbh I don't even think a proper translation would've helped this trite story. Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 Total review score: 1.5 This series reads like they ran it through Google Translate, but tbh I don't even think a proper translation would've helped this trite story. Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 Total review score: 1.5

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jinghay (these.blank.pages)

    There's no way it just ends like that.. THERE'S STILL SO MANY PLOT-HOLES!? Yes the romance subplot was adorable but what about Mag's research? Or Dorian's illness?? Or even conpleting the list??? My one star is for the artwork and the potential the story-line had.. But i'm honestly disappointed. It reads like the first volume in a series rather than a completed story.. There's no way it just ends like that.. THERE'S STILL SO MANY PLOT-HOLES!? Yes the romance subplot was adorable but what about Mag's research? Or Dorian's illness?? Or even conpleting the list??? My one star is for the artwork and the potential the story-line had.. But i'm honestly disappointed. It reads like the first volume in a series rather than a completed story..

  4. 5 out of 5

    Theediscerning

    Hard-working medical research lab worker Magdalene finds that when she gets the breakthrough success to save the world, it's stolen from her. Pissed off at everything, she ends up soaking drunk in the back of her car – a car she finds is in a different country the following morning, and being driven by a tall blonde woman, Dorian. But this is no common crook, as we immediately think – this is a Dorian on a mission, honouring a wish to seize the day in cinematic fashion. Cue a road trip that migh Hard-working medical research lab worker Magdalene finds that when she gets the breakthrough success to save the world, it's stolen from her. Pissed off at everything, she ends up soaking drunk in the back of her car – a car she finds is in a different country the following morning, and being driven by a tall blonde woman, Dorian. But this is no common crook, as we immediately think – this is a Dorian on a mission, honouring a wish to seize the day in cinematic fashion. Cue a road trip that might have some Thelma and Louise aspects, but is altogether more winning, less angry and just a bit more lesbian. Well, despite the news at the back of issue five here, that a brand new fantasy-looking series is coming from these creators soon, I would rather we finish this off first, for this is really good fun, and has so much more to cover. Looking at all the publishers have put out, it implies however that this is it – it was a five-parter mini-series from the start, and what we have is all we'll ever have. Now, why is that? Has it flopped? I doubt it – the pages are lively, the plot is very lively (apart perhaps from extended sections where Mag talks to herself in the style of a scientific paper), and the way everything is contrived so that Dorian and Mag don't know their destiny from one city to the next still doesn't feel contrived to the reader. The book ends, too, at the place perfectly suited for taking the whole title off in any direction imaginable, with so much – the opening bravura snatch of drama, the husband's subplot, and much more – all left hanging, deliberately or not. Now, I can see there are enough dots to connect to produce some kind of picture, but for once I think the enjoyment level was enough to mean this stopping so soon was almost dispiriting. So with this kind of conclusion, I can only come to a scientific conclusion of my own – the creators like fanfic a HECK of a lot. Because people are going to love this title, and boy are they going to want to make more of the story complete. Now that's a kind of success I've not come across before, but I think that definitely is a success. A strong four stars from me; surely the full five from many other readers.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Erica McGillivray

    This seems unfinished with some very large plot holes. The story was unexpected, and the romance aspect was definitely the best part. I do enjoy this creative team, and I will read future or continuing books by them.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Aaron

    If adventure encompasses the unexpected when it is least convenient, surely the same can be said of opportunities of romance, professional success, and self-discovery. A THING CALLED TRUTH knocks about the uncertainties of two adults aching for validation only to find their personal truths to be nowhere near close enough to grasp. A THING CALLED TRUTH is a fun but squirrely book. Porous plotting distracts from an otherwise casual and straightforward buddy escapade, and the title's fantastic artwo If adventure encompasses the unexpected when it is least convenient, surely the same can be said of opportunities of romance, professional success, and self-discovery. A THING CALLED TRUTH knocks about the uncertainties of two adults aching for validation only to find their personal truths to be nowhere near close enough to grasp. A THING CALLED TRUTH is a fun but squirrely book. Porous plotting distracts from an otherwise casual and straightforward buddy escapade, and the title's fantastic artwork is occasionally blurred by idiosyncratic lettering. Still, why not enjoy the awkward troubles of a clinical scientist (who was kicked out of her own lab) and a drifter (who may or may not have a dire health problem)? Magdalene calls herself a "genius," and for the most part, she backs it up. The problem? The day after documenting a significant breakthrough in her lab research, Mag has her security clearance and lab access revoked without notice. Seven years of research down the drain (and the profits, naturally, into someone else's pocket). Elsewhere, readers meet Dorian, a tall, handsome woman who looks like a punk rock loner (when in reality, she's brimming with piety). Dorian just lost her brother to a congenital illness, and fearing she's next in line, hits the road as an act of bravery and cowardice in equal measure. When Dorian swipes Mag's car, the trip of a lifetime is abruptly underway. This comic treads considerably familiar ground in terms of accidental travel buddies, the destinies they run from, the destinies they carve for themselves, and the decisions they make along the way. Mag's bosses are corrupt professionals who acknowledge but never credit her hard work (and there's nothing she can do about it). Dorian's laissez faire disposition is a sharp reaction to personal loss (and thus fears addressing what's left of her life head-on). Should Mag learn to breathe easy knowing her life is only as dramatic as she makes it? Will Dorian ever come to grips with the ephemeral nature of life's many setbacks? Altogether, this is a quintessential collection of "character change arcs" in which stubbornness and uncertainty eventually give way to spontaneity and a bourgeoning, willful curiosity. The narrative approach isn't particularly novel, but the book's creative team thankfully invests plenty of time and energy into making Mag and Dorian plenty awkward and likeable throughout their journey. It's not a good road trip without a few brushes with the police, scrums with snotty tourists, graffiti, and "grand gestures" of almost romance. Romboli on art duties is perhaps the largest draw of the book. The artist's knack for inimitable facial expressions and casual hand gestures lends personality to otherwise stock character types. It's rare to see characters bearing the same expression in books with Romboli's art. And as for the background, environmental, or otherwise production design, readers will notice the artist takes grand advantage of how A THING CALLED TRUTH takes place in scenic Europe. Packed train stations in northern Italy? Tourist hotspots in Madrid? The Paris nightlife? All quite gorgeous, and all with perfectly moody colors. A THING CALLED TRUTH nevertheless struggles with a few details. Visually, the book's frequent reliance on song lyrics as inlaid text is clever but disruptive, and in terms of book lettering, the presence of multiple typos doesn't speak well to editorial quality control. Regarding character dynamics, Mag, for example, is a scientist, but readers don't know what she's researching beyond vague presumptions of biopharmaceuticals. She regularly extols her success in nearly changing the world, but the story neither explores nor explains what assays she was executing or what challenges said tests were meant to resolve. Also, Mag has a bitter fight with her ex-husband, yet seems perfectly content with skirting her legal responsibilities and doesn't face any consequences for doing so. For being a genius, the woman's kind of lazy. The mystery of Dorian's family illness is likely a deliberate move from the creative team, particularly when juxtaposed with Mag's line of work, but the lack of clarity is a disservice to readers eager for context. Why? Because it's difficult for one to care about a character's existential shortcomings when the purported threat or danger is willfully ignored from the start. Dorian is a cocky goofball who actively shields off her sentimentality. Better, for readers, for her shield to crack every now and then for a bit of added depth.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Nathalie

    Reading the reviews here it seems like a lot of people want and need clusure. This comic gave what it promised; a chaotic road trip. You can fill in the blanks yourself or just enjoy the things we do know and see. I didn't need any more background story or info about their future. Will I read a follow up comic? Absolutely as I love the creators' style and storytelling. Do I feel incomplete after finishing this? Absolutely not. Reading the reviews here it seems like a lot of people want and need clusure. This comic gave what it promised; a chaotic road trip. You can fill in the blanks yourself or just enjoy the things we do know and see. I didn't need any more background story or info about their future. Will I read a follow up comic? Absolutely as I love the creators' style and storytelling. Do I feel incomplete after finishing this? Absolutely not.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Elia

    The story is adorable (at least the road trip part) but the translation is absolutely horrid and takes you right out of the plot. Also the secondary plot at the lab is just kind of ... there... with no real reasoning behind it.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Richard

    A Thing Called Truth is okay. It's queer and cute. I wish it had named the films it references, because I know a lot about movies and I couldn't identify them all. It's also not a complete story, which is fine I guess, but at least so far this seems to be all there is of it A Thing Called Truth is okay. It's queer and cute. I wish it had named the films it references, because I know a lot about movies and I couldn't identify them all. It's also not a complete story, which is fine I guess, but at least so far this seems to be all there is of it

  10. 4 out of 5

    Pat

    Pleasant, but a bit all over the place and if there are no further volumes incredibly disappointing.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Taylor

    The first two issues were the best, and it fell a bit apart after that. I still really enjoyed it though! The ending also didn't feel like an ending? I have so many questions. The first two issues were the best, and it fell a bit apart after that. I still really enjoyed it though! The ending also didn't feel like an ending? I have so many questions.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Анелия

    Dorian is the loml. This, again, was so much fun! And touching and asdfghjkl.... that mean cute? I guess? I don't know but really enjoyed it. Dorian is the loml. This, again, was so much fun! And touching and asdfghjkl.... that mean cute? I guess? I don't know but really enjoyed it.

  13. 4 out of 5

    NJH

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Artwork is great and storyline is clever, but ending was rather cliché and felt incomplete.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Celina

  15. 4 out of 5

    Alex

  16. 4 out of 5

    Brian Keohan

  17. 5 out of 5

    Haley

  18. 4 out of 5

    Kate

  19. 5 out of 5

    Dena Burnett

  20. 4 out of 5

    Nay Keppler

  21. 5 out of 5

    Adrian Montanez

  22. 5 out of 5

    Mithun Gangopadhyay

  23. 5 out of 5

    Catherine

  24. 5 out of 5

    Lauren Grace

  25. 4 out of 5

    Kayleigh

  26. 5 out of 5

    Yasmine

  27. 5 out of 5

    Ben

  28. 5 out of 5

    hannah chestnut

  29. 5 out of 5

    gaymalkins

  30. 4 out of 5

    Tyler

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