Comic Book Reviews - Jennifer Blood Annual #1 Review
Category: Comic Book Reviews, Dynamite Entertainment Reviews
Writer: Al Ewing
If I had to describe this issue in one word, it would be brutal. The characters are well written and the story is great, but honestly it’s the brutality and bloodshed that shines through for me. It also warrants mentioning that, while heavily gory, the gore doesn’t seem to exist for simple shock value as it does in many comics these days. And the last page… damn. Just damn.
I would be doing an injustice if I didn’t mention the elements of organized crime, dysfunctional family, dealing with death, murder, and mental trauma that exist in these busy, but surprisingly non-convoluted pages. Just really a job well done.
Bottom line(cause Stonecold said so): If you are a Jen Blood reader and are even kind of considering skipping this one and just moving forward with the main story, DO NOT DO IT, PICK THIS UP! If you are not a Jen Blood reader, this seems like an amazing starting on point and will make you want to go back and read the entire series up to current. Trust me.