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The women of the Banks family are the most successful thieves in Chicago, but during the heist of a lifetime, they must band together to avenge a loved one taken too soon.


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The women of the Banks family are the most successful thieves in Chicago, but during the heist of a lifetime, they must band together to avenge a loved one taken too soon.

30 review for The Banks

  1. 4 out of 5

    Thomas Maluck

    I'm on board for the character building and family history/reunion... but where's the heist? They talk about being skilled thieves more than they actually steal anything.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Abriana

    I haven't seen this book anywhere aside from being mentioned by Roxane Gay herself on Twitter which is just appalling to me. Overall the concept is really cool and refreshing and a little edgy - three generations of black women who are professional thieves taking on a heist to steal a shit ton of money from a white-collar crime boss. I really enjoyed the characterization here. They each had their own moral code and limitations which I felt made this bizarre set up very human. All of the women I haven't seen this book anywhere aside from being mentioned by Roxane Gay herself on Twitter which is just appalling to me. Overall the concept is really cool and refreshing and a little edgy - three generations of black women who are professional thieves taking on a heist to steal a shit ton of money from a white-collar crime boss. I really enjoyed the characterization here. They each had their own moral code and limitations which I felt made this bizarre set up very human. All of the women felt unique which I think is sometimes hard to do in comics when you're trying to move a fast-paced complex plot along. However, I think that element was able to be strong because the plot really wasn't. It felt like a preview to a bigger story. I enjoyed it, and I haven't read anything like it content-wise - but it wasn't particularly memorable. Perhaps if there's another installment, almost setting up a series, this would fare better for me.

  3. 4 out of 5

    s w

    Comic series about three generations of women who rob from a rich a-hole that’s set in Chicago? Written by Roxane Gay?? Sign me the hell up. Loved the art style and the narrative structure. My dings are that I wanted more heist content and the ending felt a little perfunctory, but I still enjoyed reading.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Osvaldo

    While it was refreshing to have a comic featuring smart and capable (and queer) Black women, the story itself felt very generic, while the art was uneven in quality and uninspired in terms of layout and narrative structure. The ending also felt rushed and thus perfunctory. Disappointing.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Sara

    I admit I picked this up so I could finish the year on an even 60 books. A very satisfying graphic novel by Roxane Gay and Ming Doyle. Three generations of black women, a family of thieves, money and revenge, what's not to love.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Scott Gould

    Man, this was so bad it was laughable. It kind of reminded me of the Playboy Special—where we got an A list writer and, because we paid well, they’d send us whatever didn’t make the cut elsewhere.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Verity W

    I quite liked it but it made me anxious the whole way through that bad things would happen. The art is great but the timeline jumps are sometimes confusing.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Karma♥Bites ^.~

    FUCK NO. Book has inflated idea of its taste level.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    I love graphic novels, and this one didn't dissapoint. It felt like an old school comic, but with well-rounded women of color.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Amy

  11. 4 out of 5

    Melanie

  12. 5 out of 5

    Matti

  13. 5 out of 5

    K

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ilana

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jeannie

  16. 4 out of 5

    Caitlin

  17. 5 out of 5

    Michael

  18. 4 out of 5

    Anne-Marie Pedersen

  19. 5 out of 5

    Taylor

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jared

  21. 5 out of 5

    Maria

  22. 4 out of 5

    Catina

  23. 5 out of 5

    T.C.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

  25. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

  26. 4 out of 5

    AprilMarie

  27. 5 out of 5

    Rodi Brown

  28. 5 out of 5

    JoDee

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jon Levesque

  30. 5 out of 5

    Chris Pederson

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