Saturday, September 29, 2007

Shekhar Kapur's SNAKEWOMAN

So, as if the multi billion company Virgin didn't have their fingers in, well everything, they decided to try their hands at comics.
SNAKEWOMAN is one of those comics.
The basic premise of a woman who is more than what she seems and the people that have been stalking her for generations can be a pretty good idea.
Unfortunately, the entire thing leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I have the first three issues and as each issue progresses it becomes more and more obsessed with the basic concepts of Indian religion.
If a Christian comic tried this people would be up in arms.
Mr. Kapur has another comic called Devi that is more of the same with a little fantasy twist. Yeah, I'm gonna go ahead and skip that one as well.
Great comics are pure, unadulterated entertainment. We get our superheroes and know what they stand for. All is good in the world. I'm not sure what the saturation of Indian religion is doing in Virgin Comics. Smells like a weird agenda to me.
Beyond that the art by Gaydos is realistic and looks really good. The covers are phenomenal. Too bad they saddled it with the extra, unnecessary baggage.

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