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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Comic Review: Dark Swan: Storm Born Issue #4

Eugenie Markham never asked for any of this. Until now, she''s been content with her job as a freelance shaman, battling and banishing Otherworldly creatures. When a prophecy suddenly makes her the Otherworld''s most popular bachelorette, Eugenie finds herself fighting off unwanted supernatural suitors, as well as the evils that begin emerging from her past...

Writers: Richelle Mead, Grant Alter
Artist: Dave Hamann
Cover Artist: Dave Hamann, Hennyson Rosero
Page Count: 27 Full Color

This has become my favorite graphic novel. Not only do the colors “pop”, the artwork sets the perfect tone for the story and ‘hubba-hubba’ are the men sexy. As an added bonus, the writing is some of the best I have experienced in this medium. They have captured the snarky attitude found in most Urban Fantasy books and Eugenie has me literally laughing out loud. Even though I have not yet read the novel the comic is based upon, the authors and artists are able to efficiently build and depict the complex world of the story.

Issue #3 left Eugenie and her band of misfit minions in trouble after they crossed into the Other-world looking for a human girl who had been kidnapped by the Gentry. There was much ass-kicking all around and Eugenie did manage to escape, but she discovered why the males of the Otherworld wanted to get in her pants so bad. It seems her biological father was the Storm King and there is a prophecy associated with the birth of her first son. And it isn’t the good kind of prophecy (like they ever are <G>). Eugenie confronts her mom and step-dad and finally finds out the truth. She must now decide what she is going to do with the information.

On top of all the life changing events, Kiyo (the OMG sexy shifter we met back in issue #1) has showed back up and seems very protective of Eugenie. To make the plot even more interesting, she seems to be smitten with him.

Of course this issue also ended with a big cliff hanger and I will be impatiently waiting for the next issue.

5 Smiting Sheep

SS (edited by BAK)

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1 comment:

  1. Good lordy this looks and sounds like an amazing comic! Action and men all to a UF setting! Awesome review and one I am looking forward to checking out. :)