Graphically this book is stunning
the colours are vivid and the characters are so beautifully portrayed.
Unfortunately the story is hard to follow, with a lack of background or proper
introduction. The main character is an obsessive fan of the gods (who every 90
years get reincarnated into the bodies of teenagers) and gets wrapped up in
their political battle. She goes on a mission to find out who framed one of
them for killing a citizen, but it’s all rather confusing and nothing really
seems to be explained.
The second volume is a continuation of the first. With the
same main character. The plot seems a little bit more cohesive, maybe because I’ve
come to expect its format from the first book. But it’s still rather confusing.
Bone Yard (Volume 1)
Michael has inherited a piece of
land in the small town of Raven Wood from his recently deceased grandfather. But
little does he know that the land is actually a cemetery, and one that the
local mayor wants to see gone. However Michael is determined to make an
informed decision, and goes on to befriend some of the ogly booglies that
reside in the ‘boneyard’ only to find that they’re not that evil after all.
The graphics and colours are
simple. But the characters definitely make up for it, especially the supporting
spooks. Definitely recommend if you want a bit of a spoof comedy with vampires
and werewolves and the mix. Bonus the series is finished, with 7 volumes
available in total.
Zombillenium (Volumes 1 & 2)
Arthur De Pins
As far as I know there are only 3
volumes currently out, but no news of anymore being made. Which is disappointing,
as this series is great! Another spoof comedy about the lives of vampires and
other nasties, who all happen to work at a theme park by the titles name ‘Zombillenium’.
The attraction of the park is its scariness, although none of the parks
visitors are aware that the employees are actually undead ghouls.
There are a lot of antics,
interlaced with sarcastic and sometimes dark humour. The graphic design is
something I haven’t come along often, which is all done in adobe illustrator
which gives it a unique feel. If you want a quick, quirky read then I suggest
grabbing a copy, the only disappointing aspect is the lack of follow up with