Click here to return to the main site.

Graphic Novel Review

Book Cover

Young Liars
Volume 2 - Maestro


Author: David Lapham
Artist: David Lapham
Titan Books
RRP: £10.99, US $14.99
ISBN: 978 1 84856 331 5
Available 23 July 2009

Danny and Sadie's rock 'n' roll romance seems destined for a horror movie ending. Danny, Sadie and their friends are all hiding secret histories, weaving a web of lies like nothing this planet - or any other - has ever seen. Now the strands of their sordid stories are leading them all back to the sinister forces that turned Sadie into a walking, talking punk-rock rampage - the same forces that are determined to sink their venomous fangs into the rest of the world. Will the mind-blowing truth drive Danny insane? Or do his own secrets prove that he's been that way all along? Most important, how will he be able to tell the difference...?

Maestro is the second volume in David Lapham’s Young Liars comic book series, collecting issues #7 to 12.

You may think you know everything there is to know about Danny Noonan. You may think he's just a normal, gun-toting, angst-ridden kid with a hot girlfriend who has a bullet lodged in her brain. Well, you'd be wrong... very wrong.

When Sadie starts screaming about "spiders from Mars", Danny's tale takes a terrifyingly surreal turn as his world unravels further and further. Is anyone telling the truth? Is Sadie really who she says she is? And what happened to all those Pinkertons?

While it's not too hard to pick up the story here, you'd be better advised to pick up volume one first. The question is still up in the air as to whether the alien invasion is real, or all in the head of Danny. Is he insane and imagining everything? Is he a pop star whose face everyone knows? Or is he simply a poor young teenager who is finding it hard to make ends meet?

This volume takes us a little closer to the truth (if such a thing exists) as Danny's obsession with Sadie is put under the microscope. An interesting collection, well worth investing your time in.


Pete Boomer

Buy this item online

We compare prices online so you get the cheapest deal
Click on the logo of the desired store below to purchase this item.

£7.69 (
£8.49 (
£10.99 (
£7.58 (
£7.69 (
$10.19 (

All prices correct at time of going to press.