AGE CALLED BLUE VOL. 1

Posted On May - 24 - 2010
  RELEASED BY:   NET COMICS
  AUTHOR / ART:   EST EM 
  FORMAT:   WESTERN / B&W 
  PAGES:   200
  RATING:   16+
  RELEASE DATE:   10/228/2009
  REVIEW DATE:   05/24/2010
  REVIEWED BY:   SANDRA SCHOLES



"We are too old to die. All that's left for us is to live life in the rough."

It is a bad time for rock band The Rebels. First the Pete Brian dies, then Billy's flat mate Nick leaves with his guitar and cash that same Wednesday, and just when he's ready to kill himself from all the loss he's had, Joe Coxon comes round to have a chat with him. Nick comes back though, but not without getting a stiff beating after the stunt he pulled as they owed a considerable amount of cash to others who were relying on the band doing well.

Billy and Nick though have another agenda, one that seems to work no matter how foolish Nick is – since they were young, Billy has always had a crush on him and it is only later on that he decides to have an affair with him, one that he keeps hidden from those they know.

Not since Gravitation has there been such a well crafted and original idea for a Yaoi novel than with this one. Readers will like the first few pages that have spidery lyrics written all over them so creatively spelling out the feelings of the writer at that given moment. The art style as far as manga is concerned is more Americanised, and harsher, yet the look of the men is outstandingly gorgeous!

Even though the characters in the novel are good-looking and have bodies to die for they also have distinct personalities that come through in the richly written dialogue. As there are readers who like their yaoi to be about poetic lyrics and musicians making their way in the world it will be interesting to find out what will happen in volume two.

IN SUMMARY:
Age Called Blue is a real rock 'n' roll tragedy turned success story in every way. When two unlikely guys get together there are only two things that can happen – lyrics with heart-pounding feeling and love that breaks all boundaries!

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