Wednesday, July 29, 2015
DayBlack by Keef Cross
So. I've always wanted to get into graphic novels and comic books. I read a few of the diverse comics but I've never come across anything like this. DayBlack is about a vampire that lives in DayBlack. It's always nighttime there, hence the name DayBlack.
The e-copy I received from Netgalley had issues 1-4 so not only did I get some backstory on Merce and how he was a slave who was bitten, but a lot of what he has to deal with on a day to day basis. He's devised a way to fly under the radar, but when he's had to deviate from the norm to get blood the old fashion way, the hunters come out trying to get him.
I can't rate this the way I would rate a book because it doesn't make sense to. It's a graphic novel so I'll keep it simple as possible. The artwork is ... just ... Beautiful. It's stunning, actually. I don't want to copyright infringe by posting screenshots but if you look at the cover of issue 1 (above) then you'll have an idea of what you're in for. It's just gorgeous. The story is also interesting but the visuals. Ugh ... perfect. So yes, the story is good bu visuals really mean more with something like this and Keef Cross totally delivers.
5 StarsVery diverse