Issue: Diabolo Volume 1
Creators: Kei Kusunoki, Kaoru Ohashi
Translator: Beni Axia Hirayama
English Adaptation: Jackie Medel
Cover Artist: Raymond Makowski
Editor: Bryce P. Coleman
Release Date: October 2004
This was a nice looking book overall. This is one book though that I think could benefit from the use of color. Of course that wasn’t an option, but I am just saying. Nice creepy imagery was the main focus of the first two chapters, but as the book went on that look seemed to fade away. Some panels were very confusing, again where I think color may have helped. Overall though you get the typical look on top of some good horror scenes so this is a winner.
Story: 2.0 out of 5.0
This is where this book got off track. I loved what the first two chapters were all about, except for the fact that they were so jumpy. I wound up having to reread so many pages and still had no real idea on what they were trying to say. Very disturbing imagery and storytelling started the book, but as I got into the later chapters that went away as a more stable ground was found. While I was disappointed at the turn at least a straight line was being formed with the plot.
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