Notables 2010: Cloonan, Rugg, Seagle

Becky Cloonan, Jim Rugg, and Steven T. Seagle, American Virgin vol. 1, 2008.

American Virgin is one of a small group of books Vertigo puts out that really bends genres. It’s about a young charismatic Christian evangelist preacher who swears to remain faithful until he marries his fiancee…but then she’s killed. So he has to track down her killers, deal with a gender-bending pal, escape/reconcile with a nutty family of feuding fame-mad parents and rebellious step-sibs, and resist attraction to the opposite sex (while the ghost of his fiancee hovers overhead). What genre would you call that? I have no idea, but it’s a very entertaining read.

Age: teen (but risqué)


1 Comment to Notables 2010: Cloonan, Rugg, Seagle

  • by Tom Waters

    On February 8, 2011 at 10:52 am

    That was a really interesting series. I wish it ran longer.

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