Hanna is Not a Boy’s Name by Tessa Stone
So we are slowly but surely entering Fall, and with it come all of my favorite things. Changing leaves, pumpkin flavored drinks, warm sweaters, and best of all HALLOWEEN. In honor of the approaching holiday (THE BEST HOLIDAY in my opinion) I’m going to spend the next 6 weeks reviewing comics that deal with the paranormal, otherworldly, and downright scary.
Now this comic truly needs no introduction, but I’m giving one anyway. It’s been requested several times, and though it already has an improbably large fanbase, but it would be downright wrong to do a Halloween Countdown without including a review of this short-lived, well-loved work of art.
Hanna is Not a Boy’s Name (or HiNaBN), by the prolific Tessa Stone, centers on the often zany, sometimes bloody, and constantly dangerous adventures of Hanna Falk Cross, a self-styled paranormal investigator, and his recently acquired zombie sidekick. A visual feast teaming with outlandish characters and good old fashioned monsters, Ms. Stone’s comic constantly toes the thin line between comedy and horror, sandwiching witty banter and quoted Queen lyrics in between strange and morbid curiosities, but always does so with the utmost style.