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Monday, April 7, 2008

Seductions - Aazurn Publishing

via Small Press Newsroom by -AF on 3/10/08
Seductions - Aazurn Publishing. Full size comic, full color inside and out. 22 pages. No price on book. Gary Scott Beatty (writer, typeography and colors) and Bill Bryan (art). Suggested for Mature Readers.

Nicely designed package. The story by Gary is very entertaining, takes you to different time periods following a vampire. How does he get his prey? How does he fit in? The art is a little off in the proportions here or there, but Bill is really pushing everything. He is stretching to draw so much, lush backgrounds, rooms full of people....Most of the time he really pulls it off. I just feel (and I'm being really picky here) that his figures look a bit too stiff and lifeless at times. His work does remind me of Neal Adams, and that isn't a bad thing.

Overall everything works great here, coloring, lettering, and art all flow nicely with the story. I was drawn to flip the pages to see what was going to happen next. Totally unpredictable story. Great work!
(5 out of 5 stars)

No price on the cover or inside which was strange. Seems a waste to put the same thing on the inside backcover as the inside cover, and a bigger waste to put the cover on the back cover as well. But that is just my opinion. Nice little bio of Gary and Bill in the back and nice ad page for Gary after that.


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