Friday, March 14, 2008

New From Virgin Comics

Two new issues hit the streets and, what can I say? I'm suitably impressed. First up we have the first full issue of Jenna Jameson's Shadow Hunter. With a spectacular cover by fan favorite Greg Horn, this issue explains a woman who is more than she seems. She sees the big city as a demon infested wasteland and is in constant battle with the forces of evil. The interior art by Mukesh Singh is very nice and reminiscent of Bill Sienkiewicz without aping his style directly.
Jameson is a smart woman and moving leaps and bounds beyond her adult film beginnings. Shadow Hunter is a step in the right direction.

The Megas gives an alternate view of The United States. A United States that is a monarchy where there is a distinct line of royalty. Unfortunately, their 94 year old monarch is about to pass on and one of the high rolling princes has shot himself in the face in a brothel after murdering a few whores. Things are less than perfect in this land of haves and have nots. To make it more interesting a revolution is in the wind and it smells a lot like...democracy.
This is a unique concept and I think it will work well as a limited series. I don't see how such a narrow concept could hold interest for more than a year's worth of stories. That being said, what we have here is pretty good stuff. With artwork by Peter Rubin this is a good solid read and a nice alternative to the long underwear brigade.

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