This is an…ambitious first book in the series, and after reading it you’ll likely be left thinking, what…the…f*ck did I just get myself into. This isn’t to say it’s a terrible book; Vescell is just sensory overload, bringing in themes, characters, and inspiration from all over the place, seriously, this book covers pretty much everything from magic realism to gender issues. The series would definitely benefit from a slowing of pace, but if you’re up for a wild, wild ride into a world full of bodyguards, demons, fairies, cyborgs, and horny hookers, then check it. Read on for the skinny…
I’m not really sure where to start with Vescell… The first thing that came to my mind as I started reading was that this comic is a combination of The Matrix and Surrogates. Then they said something about fairies? And then demons? And then the main character transforms a hooker from a skinny brunette into a comic book version of the red head from Mad Men?? WTF??? Basically there is nothing more to say. Except for the fact that the red headed hooker/ghost beats the living crap out of the creepy kid from The Omen in a parallel dimension or something. And he’s a fairy. Or maybe demon. Oh and did I mention that fairies are used like Moonraker lasers? Whatever… just read it already, a comic book version of Christina Hendricks is enough to get 2 thumbs up from me.
PS there are Gay cyborgs, Pulp Fiction style gay cyborgs – you’ve been warned.
2.5 out of 5 skulls
‘Vescell’ #1 is available now from Image Comics (MSRP$2.99)