Two Will Come Vol. 1 is the first installment in Kyungok Kang’s graphic novel following the life of Jina, a high school girl dealing with all the dilemmas in being a teenager. Jina is oblivious to her family’s cursed ancestry and instead in preoccupied with friends and love interests, allowing the reader to form attachments with not only her but the other characters as well.
Much of this first volume sets up the history of the family and introduces the long cast of characters to the readers. We learn that hundreds of years ago Jina’s family killed a sacred serpent called Imoogi and the snake placed a curse upon the family that generation after generation will suffer this disturbing fate. When Jina eventually learns about the curse placed upon her family, she has to live life much differently… but to find out who the unlucky two are you'll have to read Two Will Come Vol. 2!
The fact that this book is a two part read makes it less likely to be a reasonable text to include in the classroom. Although it is a graphic novel, and so therefore takes the form of the traditional comic book included several installments, it makes it harder to incorporate. It is a nice addition to include a graphic novel to students of all ages for the purpose of exposure to various types of literature, but they do need to be carefully chosen. The content of Two Will Come is appropriate for both Junior High and High School students but the novel is lacking in providing the suspense to continue on through the series.