Review of ‘Of Bitter Souls’ Issue #1
I have a new favorite comic series – Of Bitter Souls. I just checked out the first issue of this amazing comic and I am so in love. You have vampire, super heroes, and more. It is kickass!
“The first ever issue of the critically acclaimed series from the mind of Chuck Satterlee. Art by Norm Breyfogle. Four “BITTER SOULS” are erased from their wretched lives of despair and are adorned with powers directly related to their worst character flaws. They are brought together by a mysterious Pastor named Secord and charged with the responsibility of defending New Orleans from the ghosts, spooks and other things that go bump in the night. What do we do with the gifts we are given?”
Here’s my break down of Of Bitter Souls Issue #1:
Artwork: 3.5 out of 5
The art in Of Bitter Souls was essentially your classic comic book style. It wasn’t anything I hadn’t seen countless times before. It was done very well though, the lines and coloring were dead on, the expressions worked and overall it was visually appealing. It was just a bit too “same old same old” to me.
Story: 5 out of 5
LOVE! I loved the story! I’ve only read one issue so far and that one issue was packed full of both action and backstory. The readers are flashed from the present to the past, we meet the four main characters, get a peek at their powers and watch as they battle it out with a family of vampires in New Orleans. The psychology of the characters and their ties to their powers wasn’t deeply explored in the first issue, but I look forward to learning more about it in future issues. It’s a fascinating premise.
Overall, I am in love with Of Bitter Souls and have already ordered Issue #2. Definitely an awesome read.
Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way).