George R. R. Martin's The Skin Trade #2
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George R. R. Martin's The Skin Trade #2

Writer: George R. R. Martin, Daniel Abraham Artist: Mike Wolfer Publisher: Avatar Press Release Date: August 7, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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Randi Wade is on the trail of something deadly, but with all the clues pointing to the impossible, she has to question her sanity. Can the murders be the work of something more than human? And why are victims turning up flayed alive? Werewolves are real and Randi Wade is finding out that in their underworld existence you're either a hunter or the prey. GEORGE RR MARTIN's World Fantasy Award winning story, Skin Trade, howls into comics with his unique mixture of innovative creativity and subtle creeping horror. Available with Regular, Wraparound, Grisly and Skinned Retailer Incentive covers by series artist Mike Wolfer.

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - BigJ Aug 13, 2013

    “Skin Trade” is another fantastic addition to the stable of Avatar Press horror books. There is the perfect balance of mystery, intrigue, suspense and character development. The only complaint is that this book might be better suited as a graphic novel, because the intricacies of the story would have more impact in one reading rather than the current monthly format. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Aug 10, 2013

    I can't really compare the adaption to the original, I just know that as a monthly comic the pacing leaves something to be desired. That could be in the source material, but I don't think the source material was meant to be read in chunks over a 6+ month period, so when doing an adaption to a monthly comics format certain changes should be made to make the source material work better in the new format. I would not recommend the monthly series at this point, but the eventual collected edition could very well be a good read -or- buy the monthly issues and save them up to read all in a row when the story is complete. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Front Towards Gamer - FTG Contributor Aug 11, 2013

    Reviewing this book really felt like I was screaming at a brick wall. The mistakes Skin Trade makes are downright amateur, showing a complete misunderstanding of the medium and basic concepts of story telling such as suspense or mystery. The story goes nowhere very quickly and the characters are all about as interesting as a bowl of milk and the entire enterprise comes off horribly dull, sluggish, and as a giant waste of potential. Worse then that though I question if Skin Trade was ever meant for success beyond its years. The original novella was written in 1989, 24 years ago, so much about werewolves has been done or changed in that time that most of Skin Trade has that feeling of day old bread, it's gone stale and even if you could soften it up maybe it's time to get off the bread and give something else a shot instead. Not recommended. Read Full Review

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