Who Killed Kurt Cobain?: The Story of Boddah by Nicolas Otero Graphic Novel Review

Friday, August 12, 2016

What is it about?
The most iconic singer/songwriter of his generation, Kurt Cobain left behind a phenomenal body of work, legions of fans, and a mystery... a final letter addressed to "Boddah." Now, award-winning creator Nicolas Otero brings the story of this note to life in the original graphic novel WHO KILLED KURT COBAIN? Based on the French novel, Le Roman de Boddah by Heloise Guay de Bellissen, this adaptation - a work of fiction - recounts real-life events from Cobain's life, as narrated by his childhood imaginary friend, Boddah. Through the eyes of Boddah, readers get a front row seat to the highs and lows of one of music's most influential voices like they've never experienced before. Trace the arc of modern rock's greatest icon from the dark clubs of Seattle to the bright lights of the world stage... and all the angst, horror, and thrill that came with that ride in this captivating graphic tale.

What did I think?
I did not like this, but it had nothing to do with the writing or the art. It just feels like another project to make money off of Kurt Cobain's death. You are given a quick overview of Kurt's life while in Nirvana, mostly from the point of view of his imaginary friend Boddah. If it was a completely fictional story with 100% fictional characters it would be okay. However, like most books and films that have been inspired by Cobain's life, this just felt wrong.

2/5

*I received a digital copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
Who Killed Kurt Cobain?: The Story of Boddah by Nicolas Otero is expected to be released on November 1st, 2016. You can preorder it here.