|Think zombies, but with hot naked women|
Originally printed in GIRLS #1-6, reprinted in trade paperback as Girls vol. 1 - Conception.
When a comic is named Girls and features attractive, partially-clothed women for its cover art it will probably sell reasonably well. When it also gets glowing reviews, it bears looking into. What I was expecting in no way matched up with what I read, but by no means is that a bad thing.
I had read a preview of the first issue a while back, and was intrigued by the story's human drama aspect. It took place in this minuscule town in which every single resident could get their own character development. What the preview didn't prepare me for was the rapid descent into the unexplainable, and the many elements of survival horror.
Yes, that's right - survival horror. As you'll know if you read any of my zombie related reviews, I love survival horror. So when a comic takes elements from that genre, but replaces the gruesome zombies with hot, naked women... well, I certainly can't complain. I don't want to explain much more, since the bizarreness and sci-fi elements are really what make this book. Besides, by the end of volume 1 you still have no idea what's going on.
The story is absolutely enthralling (I couldn't make myself put it down), and it's equally matched by its art. Clean lines and incredible colors are just another way in which the content of the story seems so out of place in the tranquil hamlet of Pennystown. The style is truly breathtaking, making it so you can't help but appreciate the beauty when someone is descended upon by a pack of blood-thirsty naked women.
Without a doubt, the solid character development, the bizarre, supernatural premise, and the stunningly clean artistic style combine to make this a must-read. To be honest, I'm tempted to run out and pick up volume 2 right now. The Luna Brothers and their truly unique comic get my Seal of Approval.
Written by Hyperion, 2006-09-23 12:54:41