Disclaimer: A copy of this book has been kindly provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
October Faction tells theDisclaimer: A copy of this book has been kindly provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
October Faction tells the story of the October family, a couple of supernatural hunters who raised two children who now want to follow in their parents' footsteps.
The first volume is mostly an introduction to this family and their past, how they got to where they are now. We meet Frederick Allan, his wife Deloris and their two children, Vivian and Geoff. Fred and Deloris are retired supernatural hunters who live partly in hiding to evade the enemies they made during their hunting days. Their children have no interest in college and just want to work the same job as their parents. They get up to some shenanigans and things progress from there while we meet some of Fred and Deloris's old friends and enemies along the way.
The story sadly didn't draw me in all that much. I would've wished for either deeper exploration of Fred's past or more dramatic moments in the present that helped to further the plot which mostly seemed to be meandering along.
Something I really liked was that both Deloris and Vivian are strong and complex, capable women who don't play second fiddle to the men in their family.
I didn't find Fred or Geoff to be very compelling but perhaps they get more interesting in later issues.
The art put me off a bit at first and I'm still not really a fan of it but it fits the eerie mood of the book very well. There's some panels that are drawn beautifully, that are striking. Something I loved about the art was the colouring; it really enhanced the atmosphere in the different scenes and allowed for focus points in panels less saturated with colour.
I might read more volumes of this series but at this point I'm not fully on board just yet....more
I just recently truly got into comic books and a few of my comic reading friends are reading The Wicked + The Divine so I jumped at the chance to readI just recently truly got into comic books and a few of my comic reading friends are reading The Wicked + The Divine so I jumped at the chance to read and review it when I found it on Netgallery.
The concept for The Wicked + The Divine intrigued me and the cover art looked lovely but I didn't expect to be as fascinated by the book as I eventually turned out to be.
The Wicked + The Divine: The Faust Act tells the story of gods making a recurrence every ninety year but only to die two years later. This time around we're experiencing the gods through the perspective of Laura whose life becomes intricately woven with the gods.
The comic is a very compelling read with incredibly beautiful art that had me staring at some of the panels and cover art for quite some time.
Seriously, look at this.
If you don't think that's gorgeous art I can't help you.
I've enjoyed the first volume of The Wicked + The Divine so much that I will order my very own copy of the book very soon and will likely pick up any future single issues as well.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review....more