InSEXts #1

InSEXts #1

Writer: Marguerite Bennett Artist: Ariela Kristantina Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: December 9, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
8.8Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

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At the dusk of a century, a pair of vengeful Victorian vixens discover a horrifying power that transforms them into rich and strange new creatures. Armed with their dark, evolving forms, they descend into a world of the cultured and occult, with new senses and new sensuality, to forge a life for themselves and the child of their love. This new monthly series is the brainchild of writer Marguerite Bennett (A-Force, Angela, Red Sonja) and artist Ariela Kristantina (Wolverines, Deep State), a comic unlike any you've seen before!

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Dec 22, 2015

    I have recently bemoaned the fact that books like Grimm Tales of Terror seem to promise so much, with their use of curvaceous covers, then fail to deliver true horror. As such, InSEXTs, with its erotic/horror vibeis breath of fresh air, showing that female characters can be strong and vibrant, without the need to conform to a societal norm. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Dec 10, 2015

    I am both disturbed and insanely impressed by this issue. I almost can’t fathom how talented both Bennett and Kristantina are. Their work is so in sync, that the pleasantness of the story and the disgustingness of the twists are shown perfectly through both the writing and artwork. This issue blew my mind, and I am beyond stoked for the rest of this series. If you like gore, revenge, and mainstream portrayal of homosexuality (way to go, Bennett), you HAVE to read this issue. This proves to be a great horror series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    First Comics News - Giovanni Aria Jan 2, 2016

    It's 1894 London and we begin with a lesbian kiss between Lady Bertram and her servant Mariah. This leads to a very passionate and graphic lesbian sex scene. Shortly afterwards there is another sex scene between Lord and Lady Bertram. This leads to a moment the looks like it came from the movie alien. There was a lot of sex and some violence. The story is intriguing and I have no idea where it is going next. It left me wanting more at the end of the first chapter and that is all I could ask for from a comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 18, 2015

    I had no idea what this book would be about, but picked it up because I enjoyed Replica which AfterShock published the week earlier. I'm glad I sought this out, as it shows that AfterShock is a publisher that's picking up good titles. This has me buzzing in anticipation to see what's next. Recommended, but for adults only! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 25, 2016

    I have no idea where this is truly going to go nor how long it's going to run but damn it has its hooks into me with this first issue. There's a sense that the creative side is totally in sync here to bring out something that's distinctive and intriguing while being sensual and disturbing in very different ways. We get glimpses of the characters but no true understanding of who they are yet, but we want to know. It's sharply written, beautifully illustrated, and wonderfully colored as it's brought to life. Insexts was my primary desire from Aftershock when they announced titles for their launch lineup and the opening issue has paid out in spades. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Scott Southard Dec 9, 2015

    The most important thing to glean from this is that the tone of the series is set, and it comes barbed and angry. inSEXtsis a declaration of intent, not just for the inventive creators behind the series, or even for AfterShock Comics, but for the medium as a whole. It outlines the possibilities ofwhat we can do with words, pictures, and panels. inSEXtsis on the cusp of some serious innovation, butwe'll just have to wait to see where it all goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Andrew McGlinn Dec 8, 2015

    InSEXts, I believe,will be quite a divisive title for Aftershock. I foresee perhaps as much clamour as praise for the title, and for a new company… well, what's that saying? No publicity is bad publicity? This reviewer is most certainly apart of the praise camp; I'm excited by this story, even if I do find it a little creepy. The fact I find it a little creepy is the point, so ladies, job done, you have my attention. Now, remind me to never, ever, cross my wife. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Dec 12, 2015

    With a powerful tone and clear emotional resonance, InSEXts is a solid debut that almost conjures up an orchestral composition, fitting for its place in time. Marguerite Bennett brings us a suitably classy Victorian version of an Exploitation story, full of sex; counter culture; and revenge, and Ariela Kristantina and Bryan Valenza see it through with absolutely stunning visuals. The greatest problem is that the plot for this issue is a little light, betraying its one-shot origins. I can't help but think that next issue will be where we really see what Bennett will bring to the table. Nonetheless, the writing is borne out by its execution and the artwork is not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Dec 14, 2015

    All told, "InSeXts" #1 is a weird, weird book that I very much liked. I wish it had done more of the work building the arc to come, but I can't deny that I liked the aesthetic and the themes. Read Full Review

  • 10
    rezentment01 Jun 12, 2016

    I have read many series but none have struck me like Insexts. The love scenes feel natural and not forced for a male audience. The feeling of solidarity and victory that I received as her story unfolded was unlike any other I have gotten in this medium of storytelling.

  • 6.5
    Karaface Dec 9, 2015

    I really wanted to love this debut issue more, the artwork at times is magnificent, the colours even more so. The characters and plot are intriguing enough to keep me wanting to dig some more to figure out what this plot of revenge is about and the fury of these women scorned. But what throws me off completely is the pacing of the story, it just seems haphazard. The issue is not the dialogue or prose but rather the numerous jump cuts of each scene. Perhaps it would make more sense if the story were presented in a non-linear fashion, but quick jump cuts in linear succession makes each scene of the book rather rough and not fleshed out. Can't quite commit it to my pull list, but I'll be picking up the next issue to see what happens next.

  • 8.5
    Kho7000 Jan 14, 2016

  • 6.0
    Deficient_ai May 13, 2016

  • 5.5

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