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Shekhar Kapur's Snake Woman, Volume 1: A Snake in the Grass (Snake Woman #1)

2.98  ·  Rating details ·  63 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Born, 1981. First kiss, 1996. Graduated with honors, 2002. Moved to Los Angeles, 2006. Within three years, she will have killed 68 men. Jessica Peterson is learning first-hand that the cycle of revenge cannot be broken. Without understanding why, she finds herself turning into a creature - a vicious Snakewoman. Her mission - to avenge a centuries old wrong that was conceiv ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Virgin Comics
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Mely
Jan 26, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, horror
This is part of Virgin's line of "Indian comics," launched with great fanfare and adapting Indian mythology/using Indian talent. The only Indian name associated with this title, though, is Shekhar Kapur, whom I know from the gorgeous and ahistorical Elizabeth, and who seems to have minimal involvement; his conceptual outline, included at the end, doesn't bear much resemblance to the final product. I have to admit I picked it up largely because of artist Michael Gaydos, whose work with Mike Carey ...more
Wealhtheow
Jul 13, 2010 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Wealhtheow by: katja
A shy waitress awakens to find herself covered in blood, with a dead man cooling at her feet. She flees, horrified, but then she's kidnapped. Her kidnappers explain that she is the reincarnation of an Indian snake goddess. 68 English mercenaries/explorers slaughtered her people and her fellow snake god--ever since, the goddess has reincarnated over and over, seeking vengeance. Only when she manages to kill all 68 in a single lifetime will they finally be able to rest.

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Ramya (Idea Smith)
Feb 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-this-book
A very promising start to the saga. Snake Woman takes the old ichadari nagin myth and contemporizes it with a sordid tale of massacre, revenge and manipulation. The story is now set on an international stage, with the latest incarnation being Jessica, a 28-year-old Los Angeles resident. Jessica is withdrawn and shy, rooms with a more gregarious and flirty friend and works at a bar called Bad Karma. A minor upset over a boy pushes her to impulsively accept the advances of a stranger she serves at ...more
TJ Shelby
Nov 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
Born, 1981. First kiss, 1996. Graduated with honors, 2002. Moved to Los Angeles, 2006. Within three years, she will have killed 68 men. Jessica Peterson is learning first-hand that the cycle of revenge cannot be broken. Without understanding why, she finds herself turning into a creature - a vicious Snakewoman. Her mission - to avenge a centuries old wrong that was conceived half a world away, deep in the jungles of India. Terrified by her true nature and hunted by a mysterious organization know ...more
Belinda
Jul 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Loved this! Beautiful artwork and design and the story was very compelling--I am very interested in reading the rest in this Indian series--I adore anything Indian and especially the mythology of India. As with most comic books these days the cover art of each comic is much more beautiful and artistic than the actual comic but the storyline was fun in this one so I did not mind!
Joseph Santiago
Apr 27, 2015 rated it liked it
I picked up this graphic novel by chance. I liked the painted cells as it gave the story a deep emotional quality. The story was interesting and I will be looking for the next one. This was a good read.

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Emily
Apr 02, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comic-gn-manga
All of these people are just kind of ick. I mean, I get that a vengeful snake god needs to have horrible people to wreck vengeance upon, but there's gotta be something redeeming in the story, some glimpse of goodness somewhere, for me to continue with the series; I don't see that here at all.
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