Karen’s Magic Review
This is the first time I have ever read a graphic novel. I didn’t know how I was going to react to it, as the stories I read always contain words.
Instead, it was told in colourful drawings with people interacting with each other. It was clever the way it was done. After a few pages, where just actions and expressions told the story, we had those bubbles to show them speaking to one another. Occasionally, I flicked back to remember who someone was, but that was easy enough.
In the story Mina Murray, and two tv crew, go to meet a cult leader. He is an enigmatic character with an answer for everything when she interviews him. Just as you imagine he would be like.
In the picture above, I pay credit to the illustrator who brought the author’s story alive. The next photo represents the evil and malevolence that I know is lurking. To the left of the book are three small pictures. One represents the serious story, the other the darkness, as things seem to happen at night. Then, the cult leader himself, the man who is clever with words and manipulation. Mina Murray is across the other side and the bottom picture represents the overall comic books that the graphic novel is.
It was an interesting concept, to tell a story with nothing but the odd spoken word and visual descriptions. It was similar to a film on the big screen except with still pictures.
This is book one and it doesn’t tell a complete story. It hints at what is to come, and I will find out and report back here.
Special Agent Malcom Bram arrives at the House of the Rising Sun. This secluded compound is the home of the secretive Ordo Dracul and the scene of a horrendous crime coined, “The Cult of Dracula Mass Suicides.” Mina Murray leads a documentary film crew to uncover the secrets of the mysterious cult by interviewing its enigmatic leader, Robert Renfield. Neither investigator is prepared for the gravity of the truths they will uncover.
It’s also interesting to see a review from someone else. So hop over to the blog of J M Northup and Marnie Cate to see what they thought.