Voodoo #1
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Voodoo #1

Writer: Ron Marz Artist: Sami Basri Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 28, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 3
6.8Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Who is Voodoo? Is she hero, villain or both? Learn the truth about Priscilla Kitaen as she leaves a trail of violence across America. Discover the new DCU through her eyes, because the things she sees are not always what they seem

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Sep 29, 2011

    The artwork is incredible. Basri draws the most gorgeous women. The men are not bad either. Theres a cinematic feel to his compositions. I have to mention the work of colourist Jessica Kholinne. She makes Basris already beautiful pieces stand out even more. Together, they have given an incredible feel for this series. As the story is not bad at all, although sill not fully developed, its up to this team to make sure this series about characters weve never read before survives. I highly recommend this series as it's a completely new concept and new characters that can only make the DC Comics universe richer. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 28, 2011

    With DC Comics giving it a teen plus rating and Comixology at 15+, I certainly knew what I was getting into with Voodoo. And I like it, which is likely to set a segment of fans against me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Sep 28, 2011

    This comic should have a mature rating. Having said that, it's pretty good. I think that if this comic had had any other artist it might have altered the rating. Basri does a phenomenal job portraying exotic dancers in a comic in a way that doesn't leave me too uncomfortable. The result is something pretty. Unfortunately, I worry that a lot of people won't be able to look beyond the surface of this issue at a story that has the potential to be really interesting. It's a little bit of horror, suspense and action all rolled into one, and the last three pages of this comic made it all worth it. Nicely done, Ron Marz and I'm looking forward to the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Oct 3, 2011

    In ConclusionVoodoo is another refreshingly new and exciting addition to the DC lines of titles. I look forward to seeing where this mystery goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Wildstorm Addiction - Joe David Soliz Sep 29, 2011

    I thought it was a solid first issue and I hope newcomers find it easy to follow. Marz keeps the characters to a minimum so you know all their names by the end of the book. I think he also does a good job of establishing what Voodoo can do without spoiling the mystery too soon. I look forward to more from this title and I hope others will give it the chance it deserves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Paul Mallory Sep 29, 2011

    If the character finds a place in the larger DCU, and Marz can keep us interested with more than just strippers, then I can see this title going a good 20 issues, and that's a lot these days. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 28, 2011

    Voodoo #1 is slower and more sparse than it had to be because of the extended stripping sequences. Still, the issue manages to avoid becoming a purely superficial affair, offering just enough characterization and plot progression to keep me interested for a few more chapters at least. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 2, 2011

    In almost any other context, the content of this issue would be grossly and blatantly exploitive, but it all serves a natural purpose in the function of the story. It's not clear which direction this title will take, but it's clear misogyny is not the endgame here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 29, 2011

    I was initially wary of what Voodoo #1 would have to offer, but found it to be better than anticipated, earning 3.5 out of 5 stars overall. I've never been a fan of Voodoo or her old teammates, but this one has me sticking around for at least the first arc, which should be testament enough" Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Oct 4, 2011

    Sami Basri, coming right off a wonderful run on Power Girl, steps up and does a very good job on this issue. It doesn't hurt that he's already proven he can draw beautiful women, but he's also good with scenery, with telling a story through the looks on a character's face, and with crafting clever monsters. I don't know if I'll stay with this book for the long haul, but I liked this first issue enough to come back for issue two. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 4, 2011

    Sex appeal is fine, but the comic needs some kind of story to back it up - and there's just not enough here to support following this series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kyrax2 Oct 3, 2011

    When I first read about Voodoo, I was intrigued. The central character was a biracial, bisexual woman who was also, apparently, part-alien. Later, I saw some pencils of pages from Issue #1, and I was horribly disappointed. The main character was a stripper. I didn't have a problem with that per se. Plenty of sex workers in the real world are fighting for recognition. But the images released, with Voodoo kneeling or crawling as money was thrown at her, repelled me. There was no strength in these images. No sense of agency. No sense of the woman taking off her clothes as an individual. To me, they sent the message that she was to be seen as an object, not a person. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Dec 31, 2011

    The third issue has a guest appearance that leaves you wondering about the series, I'll see how it pans out but I'm on the fence with this one so far. The comic is different from other new 52 titles with art that has just enough push to keep me interested. I'll say it's not the strongest first issue I've read, though more could have been done to set up the overall story they're aiming for. The little that's given should be enough to keep the reader's attention. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Oct 3, 2011

    The art from Sami Basri is solid and it proves the man knows how to draw the female form. The art is extremely clean, all solid colors with very little shading. I’m not sure if Voodoo being centered around a woman drove Basri to create a world that feels soft and pretty, but that’s the best way to describe it. I have no idea what the future will hold for the Voodoo character or the series. To me, it feels like another toss-at-the-wall-and-see-if-it-sticks issue from the New 52. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Oct 3, 2011

    Furthermore, I think the title character on this book appealed to DC as a featured character in its New 52 lineup due to its stated mission of offering a more diverse array of characters. Somehow, though, portraying a woman of color as someone who's willing to cross any line " be it sex for money or murder " isn't really in keeping with the goals of diversity. Read Full Review

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