Black Kiss XXXMas in July Special #1

Writer: Howard Chaykin Artist: Howard Chaykin Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 2, 2014 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Erik Radvon Jul 3, 2014

    The end result of the oversized Black Kiss XXXmas in July Special is dark, dirty, and brilliant. To be sure, Chaykin's intense Black Kiss is not for everyone, certainly not for the faint of heart or sensitive of spirit. The word "enjoy" doesn't come to mind as something that should be held in tandem with this book. Experience is the better descriptor, and Howard Chaykin delivers that in a special rife with darkness, shocking violence, and a subversive street-level look at the reality of American society. Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals! Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Jul 16, 2014

    Look, I'm not saying the victim of a brutal rape shouldn't have justice, or even that seeking revenge makes her a terrible person, all I'm saying is that there's a better way to tell the story of it happening. "This girl was raped and it scarred her forever and ever, so now she's a murderous monster" doesn't engage me. It kinda turns me off. I don't want to read that" it just sounds depressing and horrible. I might want to read about it if it gave her some kind of healing closure, but the book ends before any of that. I've said it before, this is all about sex and violence. I guess that's enough for some people, but quite honestly, this is the kind of book that people used to point to and say comics were all mindless crap. And really, I understand why they would. It feels like sensation just to be sensational, and controversy just to be controversial. Not my cup of tea. Pass on this one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Jul 4, 2014

    The story is repetitive but purposefully so, much like regular sex, if there is such a thing. Chaykin repeats certain refrains to drive home the importance of the mission to the protagonist. He is fully aware of the type of story he is crafting. The killings are tongue-in-cheek but the inciting incident is never treated as such Read Full Review

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