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Kiss Me, Satan 4 (December 2013)

291534 20131218104308 largeI wish Gischler would just take his time. It’s a good issue–lots of nice developments, brisk pace–but in his rush, he leaves out a lot of things he could expand on.

This issue doesn’t just have more information on lead Barnabus Black, it has some comic moments with his angel boss and some funny narration. Gischler overcooks the narration–apparently intentionally to make it feel a little noir–but this time he lets it get humorous. It makes the read much more enjoyable.

And, since one is enjoying him or herself while reading the comic, the reader doesn’t want it to end too soon. Gischler does even worse and skips over to the bad guy and then some other bad guys. He doesn’t focus.

Ferreyra’s art is fine. There are some good moments, some less good. He can’t handle the dramatic scenes as well as the action ones.



Writer, Victor Gischler; artist, Juan Ferreyra; colorists, Eduardo Ferreyra and Juan Ferreyra; letterer, Nate Piekos; editors, Shantel LaRocque and Daniel Chabon; publisher, Dark Horse Comics.

One response to “Kiss Me, Satan 4 (December 2013)”

  1. Vernon wiley

    You hit the nail on the head here. It finishes too fast, but the pace really doesn’t hurt it much. From the beginning, it seems as if this were an exercise for multi media development, and I can still see that here at the end. Ferreyra seems a bit rushed, but gets ninety five percent of it done on time, a rarity in today’s comics. I wonder if Gishler has a thing for short, four issue breakneck plots, exhibited here and in Clown Fatale, another media ready to roll comic.

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