Kiss Me, Satan #1

Kiss Me, Satan #1

Writer: Victor Gischler Artist: Juan Ferreyra Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 18, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 1
7.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Cassian Steele is the boss of the werewolf mafia in the Big Easy, and he's got a problem. The old witch Verona knows his secret and has gone into hiding. Cassian wants her dead. So he sends out the word: An open contract. The first monster to dust Verona gets a big payday. What no one realizes is that Barnabus Black, a demon desperately trying to regain his halo, is her protection.

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell Sep 16, 2013

    To be completely frank, the only thing holding issue #1 back is the relatively lacking originality in the overall concept of the book. Admittedly, this type of story and setting has been done many times before. However, KMS already feels like it is among the best in the genre. The story, while not entirely unique, is shaping up to be quite interesting, the first installment was masterfully paced and scripted, and the artwork is phenomenal. If you enjoy action or horror with a bit of humor, do yourself a favor and give this one a chance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Max Delgado Sep 17, 2013

    Overall, Kiss Me Satan is a promising series, especially for those of us with a high tolerance for fantastical creatures and supernatural stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Russ Whiting Sep 18, 2013

    8.0 Great artwork and monster design.Great use of color, atmospheric New Orleans setting.Werewolf mobsters.Not much revealed about the protagonist, but I'm sure that's to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - ShadowJayd Sep 19, 2013

    Honestly, the basic concept of pitting supernatural beings against each other, in a desperate fight for power and control, is hardly an inspired one. Especially considering the clichd setting in which the author and artist are constructing their dark fantasy world. But there's a finely developed sense of environment and world-building " which Gischler displays in the series opener " that will spark the readers' interest. There's also a curious cast of otherworldly characters, caught in the author's action-packed thrill ride of a narrative, who will ensure their investment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Zackery Cote Oct 23, 2013

    Kiss Me, Satan isn't a bad comic by any stretch. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that it's good, but it is significantly weakened by the lack of imagination. Perhaps there's something to be said for a story about the redemption an angel who sided with Lucifer when God's favorite angel fell from grace, but using such established creatures as werewolves kind of detracts from the innovation. One can't help but see werewolves and immediately think of all of the preexisting lore and stories that the concept of “werewolf” entails. I feel that Kiss Me, Satan would be much stronger if it featured demons from hell more prominently, and focused less on fantasy elements, particularly ones that have been such a large part of pop culture over the last few years. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Sep 23, 2013

    Kiss Me, Satan! has a lot going on in just the first issue.  This is a mini-series with five chapters and by the end of this one, the setup is complete.  It's clear as to what will happen next, but who or what will be thrown into the mix before these next steps are taken is anyone's guess.  With Ferreyra on art, though, I'm willing to follow wherever it goes. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Culture Mass - Joshua Eubanks Sep 18, 2013

    Kiss Me, Satan! survives some common mistakes to bring new life to the werewolf genre. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Multiversity Comics - Sam LeBas Sep 19, 2013

    Marrying humorous antics and asides with a dark tale of horror, the story succeeds in never taking itself too seriously. In this dangerous, highly unpredictable world, the plot of “Kiss Me Satan” #1 manages to balance fun and fury in a dynamic way. At its heart this title is a tale of redemption and damnation that never loses heart, hope or badass-ness. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Sep 17, 2013

    As an ongoing series and its lack of originality, I don’t think I would’ve invested in this series, but as a 5 part mini, there’s some potential and I think there’s something here for both horror and crime drama fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson Sep 16, 2013

    This is only a 5-issue limited series, so I will probably pick up the rest of Kiss Me Satan. It's entertaining enough for a read, and maybe writer Victor Gischler will flesh out the story in further issues. I'm suspecting he wanted to open with a bang, which is why we get this over-the-top action issue for #1. Or maybe not. After all, a comic called Kiss Me Satan probably isn't shooting for subtle. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Entertainment Fuse - Nicole D'Andria Oct 2, 2013

    This debut job fulfilled its basic task: set-up a story. The story does have the potential to grow and Gischler throws a couple of creative elements into the mix. But there is too much going on here. Most of it you've seen before, especially the protagonist (what was his name again?), but the plot development surrounding Cassian and his family, some good artistic moments from Ferreyra, plus several characters who are still mysteries, make me curious enough to want see where this story is going. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Adam Kelly Sep 18, 2013

    The art I felt was very good, but fell flat for me in the action sequences. It didn't match the intensity for what was going on in my opinion. All in all, if you're really into werewolves, pick this up. If not, it's a pretty easy pass, at least until the story gets more interesting. Read Full Review

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