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3.44  ·  Rating details ·  279 ratings  ·  121 reviews
Twenty-one-year-old Madison T. Jackson is already the star of the Emerson College student newspaper when she nabs a coveted night internship at Boston’s premiere newspaper, The Boston Lede. The job’s simple: do whatever the senior reporters tell you to do, from fetching coffee to getting a quote from a grieving parent. It’s grueling work, so when the murder of a prominent ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published October 8th 2019 by Boom! Studios
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Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Ehhhhh, I was not the hugest fan of this one. The art style was great, but I found the plot to be extremely disjointed and hard to follow. Also there was a scene in which the main character (a journalist) roofies someone to get information and then never faces any consequences and I just??????????? This was unfortunately just not for me.
Nen & Jen
Oct 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story was as intensely gripping, mysterious and as gorgeously visual as I had hoped it would be. Bury the Lede had great rep for POC and LGBTQ+ characters and the inclusion of political machinations made this feel authentic and steeped in reality. While this story was quite a lot darker and deeper than I had anticipated, for the most part this was an interesting and unusual read.

Blurb:
Reporter for the Boston Lede, Madison Jackson is young, scrappy, and hungry to prove that
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Erika Sarutobi
Oct 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.

The art is amazing but the story was a bit messy in the pacing that it was a bit hard to follow. Nevertheless, it was still interesting and I liked that it had a detective vibe despite the main character being a reporter.

I found Dahlia to be really intriguing especially with the way she would throw hints Madison and her whole motive. It would have been more interesting if the main character was a bit smarter and less selfish with the cop who's always tipping her
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Jay G
Sep 18, 2019 rated it liked it
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I received a copy of this graphic novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest review*

3.5/5 Star

Madison Jackson, a 21 year old intern for the Boston Lede, is trying to get her first headline in the paper. She gets her opportunity when a socialite named Dahlia Kennedy, murdering her husband and son comes to light. Dahlia, who refused to talk to any other reporter, confesses to Madison and thus shove
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Dave
Move over Clark Kent. Dunn's Bury the Lede is a dark brooding crime-filled graphic novel featuring a young cub reporter trying to get her first headline and a bloody family-killing psychopath who confesses to the cub reporter. Terrific artwork. Good storyline. Inordinate number of lesbian/bi characters. But, the main focus is on the crime story and the widow, who like Lady MacBeth, emerges from the crime scene covered in blood.
Hizatul Akmah
Aug 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
actual rating: 4.2/5 ⭐

this story was about an intern named Madison Jackson who was eager to do something to make everyone start to recognise her as a real reporter. enter the gorgeous yet murderous Dahlia Kennedy who refused to talk to anyone else about her recent crime but to the rookie Madison. then, people start to see her a subject to sell the story. but what was really at stack, here?

i love LOVE the illustrations and the colours and how unapologetic queer this book is! the stor
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Kirsty
Sep 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lovely artwork and colours, a diverse cast of characters, a complex and difficult heroine, and great LGBT and POC representation - I loved this. The story wasn’t super compelling to me, but I liked the characters so much that I’d have watched them investigate pretty much anything. I hope they’ll all be back in future books (and no spoilers but the protagonist has made a pretty huge mess of her interpersonal relationships by the end of the book, so there’s plenty to mine in future volumes).
Laura Ungureanu
Sep 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels, lgbt
*I was provided with a copy of this book by Netgalley. Thank you!*

This graphic novel carries an intricate mystery told from the point of view of an intern at the Lede, a notorious Boston newspaper.
The characters are incredible. I liked Madison Jackson as the main character. I've never traveled so far into the world of reporters and magazines. Her journey in that world is ours. Madison is relatable because she is introverted but ambitious. She is bisexual and also another character i
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Carlos
Thanks to NetGalley and Boom! Studios for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

Bury the Lede is a noir/crime graphic novel about Madison Jackson, a young intern at one of Boston’s most important newspapers who’s willing to do whatever she has to in order to get a front page scoop.

While I loved the art style, I was not the biggest fan of the plot. I think it was disjointed and pretty confusing (I had to go back many times to try to figure out who or what the
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amanda
Aug 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Whoa, darker and deeper than I thought and there were warnings about that! For that, I am so grateful.

The artwork is stark and beautiful. I can't count the amount of times I stopped focusing on the story to just admire how well done and stylistic the art is.

The story is confusing a bit and I felt that it should have been much longer, however I get it and it wasn't hard to get into the swing of things as you kept reading. QUEER and POC representation galore! I love it and I love that we're gett
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Larissa Is Reading
Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
*I was kindly sent an arc of Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn from Netgalley*

I read this in an hour! It was really interesting. I’ve never read a book or a graphic novel like this before. I got some Elle Woods (Legally Blonde) vibes from this.

We follow a bisexual female who is an intern and is the only person Dahlia will talk to (a convicted murderer). The intern gets the story from her about the people who were murdered and becomes a reporter.

I knocked a star off because at one point, t
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Carolina Figueiredo
REVIEW IN ENGLISH:

I received access to this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. I would like to thank NetGalley and BOOM! Studios Publisher for this amazing opportunity.

Okay, I was torn with this one. It's a story with an amazing art style and I really read it all in one afternoon, but I also think it has pacing problems.

We see the story through Madison's eyes, a Boston Lede paper intern, as she investigates the murder of a major Boston b
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Leslie
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shoutout to NetGalley and one of my favorite distributors of fine comics, BOOM! Studios for the galley of this wonderful work.

My last book by Gaby Dunn was Bad With Money, and this is a far cry from advice about demystifying money and getting your financial life together, but holy comics, Batman, is it good!

Madison Jackson is a young, hungry reporter intern who just wants to prove her worth at The Boston Lede. She catches a brutal murder on a police scanner, and Dahlia Ke
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Jill Kenna
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to NetGalley for a free review copy of this book.

This book is fantastic! The book is all about Madison, an intern for the Boston Lede and her quest to land a front page story. She gets her opportunity in the form of Dahlia Kennedy; a socialite accused of killing her husband and possibly her son as well. The newspaper sends more seasoned reporters to the jail to talk to her and get a story but she won't talk to anyone. Except Madison.

This is an amazing crime comic. I have read my fair
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Donald Scott
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One of the more gratifying, intelligent and absorbing graphic novels I've read in years, Bury the Lede centers around Madison Jackson, a young woman who's just landed a prime interning position at The Boston Lede, the most prestigious newspaper in town. Soon after she starts at the paper, a brutal murder rocks Boston when beautiful celebrity socialite Dahlia Kennedy is arrested for the heinously brutal hanging and stabbing death of her husband. The couple's young son has also vanished without a ...more
Brittany
Aug 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for the ARC of Bury the Lede that I received in exchange for a fair and honest review.

First, full disclosure: I have probably read somewhere around ten graphic novels in my entire life. I am not really an expert on them as a medium. Having said that, I do know thrillers.

Bury the Lead is a graphic crime noir novel. It has a gritty, dark feel that stays true to the conventions of crime noir. The plot line is well executed and I didn’t notice a
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Jodi
Oct 06, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Graphic novels are not usually my thing, but I made an exception for Bury the Lede, and I'm glad I did. A juicy murder and tons of bisexual, lesbian, and POC representation! Madison, an ambitious intern at a newspaper named the Boston Lede, is given some valuable tips after a high-profile murder. Working with a reporter and a police officer, Madison turns the tips into explosive stories. However, her zeal may prove to be detrimental to her personal life.

The graphics are fantastic, and the purpl
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Book Pairings (Laci Long)
Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you love noir-esque comics or crime mysteries, you need to check this one out. I didn’t know much going into this one which I think added to my enjoyment, so I’m not going to dig deep into the plot here. I will tell you that the story follows Madison, an intern for Boston’s most reputable newspaper. Then she catches a break by being the only reporter Dahlia Kennedy, an alleged murderer will talk too. It’s the hottest story in town and Madison soon learns that there is more to the story than j ...more
Alex Sarll
A novice reporter finds herself part of the story when a socialite is arrested for murder - which is precisely the sort of premise unlikely to interest me in prose or on screen, yet for some reason I'm prepared to give it a go as a comic. I enjoyed how many of the leads are chaotic bisexuals, and there are some good lines: "For the first time when you Google my name, I come up and not that real estate agent from Tampa. Am I allowed to feel good about that?" But I bridle at the various implausibi ...more
Paul
Sep 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
The pacing is near-perfect as Dunn makes sure to give away just enough of the mystery to keep the reader turning the pages. And the illustrations highlight the noir feeling of both the criminality of the plot and the anxiousness of Madison’s mind. I also liked the palette of dark blues and oranges and the select bright colors that symbolize the dramatic moments in the piece. Great choices to highlight the atmosphere.

A raw and poignant look at a young reporter quickly pulled into the
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Feed The Crime
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5
I really enjoyed this, the representation of the LGBTQ+ community.
There were a few issues with this such as when the reporter roofies a woman for information and nothing is down to her for it.
Overall the plot was fab as well! Will definitely be reading more of these.
Shailey
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very fun queer murder mystery with great characters.
YY
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arcs-2019
2.5/5 stars.
Anna Luce
★★✰✰✰ 2 stars

While I loved the artwork of Bury the Lede, the story and characters lacked cohesion. What could been a modern-take on those noir stories featuring a journalist investigator, Bury the Lede gives us a storyline that tries to be gritty and clever while failing to maintain any sort of sense. The rookie journalist protagonist of the story has a great connection in the police department, does more or less what she wants (from roofing her sources to stealing police files) in order to talk to laug
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Chloë Jans
Sep 26, 2019 rated it liked it
An interesting graphic novel filled with suspense, action and daring theories. Through a maze of murder theories, we follow Madison, a newsroom intern with ambition. When Dahlia Kennedy, celebrity socialite, confesses the murder of her husband and son to her, a dangerous cat and mouse game starts between Madison and the femme fatale.

This graphic novel with a noir plot and several LGBT+ characters was drawn amazingly. The dark and sharp drawing style suited the story well. The plot wa
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Sara
Nov 08, 2019 rated it liked it
The very cleverly titled "Bury the Lede" is a pretty fun, but super confusing new graphic novel from Gaby Dunn (a well known nonfiction author debuting her first graphic novel) and Claire Roe (who's lot a resume of awesome comic and graphic novel about three miles long). The head spinning story has a good enough set up. Madison Jackson is a young, untested journalism intern at The Boston Lede where she's trying everything she can think of to be noticed by the editor in chief.

That not
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Michael
Many thanks to Boom! Studios and Netgalley for this ARC, in exchange for an honest review.

Madison, a newsroom intern, is placed with the opportunity to follow a murder mystery, being that the suspect only wishes to talk to her. With the promise of a coveted byline in one of the biggest newspapers in Boston, morality lines begin to blur as she begins to distance herself from remaining empathetic to those closest to her, is it all worth it for the sake of becoming a reporter?
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Pop Bop
Oct 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Noirish Enough

Three aspects of this book stand out for me - a reasonably noirish plot, a fairly predictable "cub" reporter ambition drama, and LGBTQ instalove.

As to the noir plot, it's twisty and grim enough, although it doesn't have the hopeless and dark ending you get with real noir. There is also a lot of coincidence and plenty of tip-offs to keep the heroine on the right track, which I guess makes sense within the length limits of a graphic novel. The same is true for
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Shareca
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The review will be live on the website 10/1/19. Here's the synopsis of the review:

Have you ever had that hard-hitting bug to become a journalist and crack a case wide open? Well, we have -- so Bury The Lede by Gaby Dunn, Claire Roe, and Miquel Muerto scratched our itch. A graphic novel under BOOM! coming October 8th, 2019 dives into the behind-the-scenes journalism narrative by Madison Jackson, "the intern." By the end of the novel, she won't just be an "intern." The narrative overal
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Bec
Representation: bisexual MC, bisexual love interest, lesbian/POC love interest, queer side characters, POC side characters
Trigger/content warnings: murder, blood, adultery, sexual abuse/child molestation (off the page)


I loved the concept of this graphic novel so much more than it's execution. I love investigative journalist stories and honestly I wish there was more of it in the fictional world. In addition, I don't think I've ever come across an adult graphic novel that takes that genre on - hence why I was so keen to check/>I/>Trigger/content
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