Review: Kiss Me, Satan (TPB)

If judging by the cover, Kiss Me, Satan isn't something I'd normally go for but I actually really enjoyed it and was pleasantly surprised how into it I got. I powered through this trade, there was never a dull moment or overwhelming amounts of dialogue. I even craved more, there was so much story left open that could have been explored but I do appreciate the amount and organization of content. Everything flowed well and the continuity of the scenes were seamless. Honestly, I'm really impressed by the layout and organization of the comic. I know that sounds so mundane but you'll be surprised how many comics lack it. Most importantly, the action scenes were right on cue. Kiss Me, Satan deals with a lot of the same themes as Supernatural. Kind of my first thought was about how similar it is. Ya know, werewolves, vampires, demons and hunting. It has that whole heaven and hell contending for the same person. Kiss Me, Satan follows the story of Barnabas Black, a man well  sorta, he's actually this crazy nuts demons in his true form but anyways he's working for heaven but doesn't really get to talk to the big man just sent on ambiguous missions while trying to avoid demons who want to drag him back to hell.

Kiss Me Satan TPB copy 1In this world werewolves run the show and the packs resembles the mafia or something of that nature. Well the alpha male is about to have his first son who would inherit his father’s position in the pack but this old witch whose has this special eyeball tells him that his son does bear their mark. So he plans on killing him which I get is totally shitty, but not getting the reason why Barnabas and a group of witches need to protect it. Just thinking what happens in the pack stays in the pack. Maybe we will find out if he has some greater purpose later on.

For the most part, I enjoyed Kiss Me, Satan and there was actually CONSENSUAL sex which I was beginning to think was hard to come by in comics. I did think that some of the character personalities were written a little weak and which made it feel a somewhat amateur.

I thought the art fit well with the story and I loved seeing Barnabas in his true form. It is probably my favorite illustrated aspect in the comic. I was just a little put off by the angel messenger though, I just imagine angels a little bit more fierce.

Score: 4/5

Writer: Victor Gischler Artist: Juan Ferreyra Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Price: $19.99 Date released: 7/2/14 Format: Trade Paperback, Print