Monday, May 25, 2015

COMIC BOOK REVIEW: "Starblood" by Carmilla Voiez (18+)

Title: Starblood
Writer: Carmilla Voiez
Artist: Anna Dmitriveia
Publisher: Vamptasy Publishing
Release Date: May 29th, 2015

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Purchase the Starblood Trilogy novels

A tragic love triangle between Goth, magician and demon.
What would you do for the one you love? Satori would travel worlds and battle demons but, however much Star begs, he just cannot let her go.

I received an advance copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

So, by now you guys know my love of two things: horror and comic books. I have read a few of my favorite horror novels that have become comic books (The Dark Tower series; Dracula), and I am always entranced with the art that accompanies the story I had already visualized in my mind many times.
Starblood, by Carmilla Voiez, is one Hell of a visual series! Her lyrical writing does not suffer in this comic as many novels-to-comics do. I have seen great works become vapid and empty in the transition. This comic does the exact opposite: it exacerbates the dark beauty of the words. Ms. Dmitriveia's art is lovely, some of the best I've seen in a long time. It enhances the words and brings to morbid life the scenes of sex, death and darkness that words can't capture.
Each character is detailed beautifully, and look exactly how I pictured them. The art captures the sensuality of the story, and (in contrast) the brutality. If it were possible for their to be a perfect marriage of talents, this book is it.
I will warn readers who haven't read the books, the story is graphic: both violently and sexually. But, instead of seeming to be done for shock value, it fits. I always found it difficult to not have dark magic and demons be related to sexual desires, but violence can often be overdone. While brutal, it's fitting. Not for the faint of heart, but if you like your horror bloody and hot, you can't go wrong with Starblood!
I seriously can't wait for this to be released, because this is the type of thing you read where you immediately call up your best friend and say, "You've GOT to get this yesterday!" Since I consider my readers friends, let me tell you: you've GOT to get this!
It's nice to see horror alive and well in the age of high school-attending vampires and teen werewolves!

5/5--Sexy, bloody and spellbinding

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