Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Voodoo #2

Mature Reader Warning

            Wildstorm was folded into the DCnU as a full participant of Earth Prime and the old WildC.A.T.S. Character of Voodoo received her own title.  Makes sense as DCnU is all about the sexual side of women with these relaunches.  Maybe this is the MAXIMization of comics.  Anyway, this title is definitely not for the kiddies.  In fact I would suggest no younger than 17 or 18.  It is like the difference between Public Broadcasting and HBO or Showtime in terms of content and what we are seeing and reading.  That said, it is a well written drama.

            Ron Marz is coming off his history making run on Witchblade.  He displayed an amazing ability to do the sexy style the Micheal Turner began, while also having smart and intelligent dialogue.  If he can strike that balance here on Voodoo, then the title could be a sleeper hit for the DCnU line.  It is a niche title for sure.  There will also be much discussed online in the months to come I believe.  Marz will be walking a line and we will see how close DC Comics lets him go.  This could be Fallen Angel the sequel. 

            So in the first issue we get the stripper scene.  This issue it is the post sex scene.  There is a real sense of the weird as our main character is a shape-shifter.  She also is a killer.  Maybe even an alien.  It all culminates with one humiliated Special Agent as I guess Major Force shows up and inflicts property damage. She may need blood to change into another person.  Still watching that aspect.  It is clear this will be a chase title as hunters are gathering.

            A character Marz is very familiar with is teased for next issue.  Kyle Rayner is pictured.  Could be a neat issue in terms of that pairing if that really is Major Force.