Mystere Voodoo Dawn Review
Writer: Joe Brusha
Art: Babisu Kourtis
Colours: Grostieta & Fran Gamboa
Reviewed By: Dean Asquith
My Rating: 🏹🏹🏹🏹
Mystere has been an orphan, a victim, a lover, and a queen. But through it all she has always been Mary Medina. Now, residing in downtown New Orleans and in charge of her life for the first time, everything is going perfectly. That is, until a new threat, or make that threats, have come to menace the life of our local necromancer, and after this outing, she might be the one in need of resurrection.
A mystical introduction into what promises to be a punchy series chock full of magic, darkness and mystery. The Grimm series from Zenescope are some of the best fantasy comics out there! This is my first journey into a Mystere story and I was pleasantly surprised by the sheer power of Mystere, she reminds me a bit of Raven from the DC comics universe.
The magical mystery aspect of the story gave a certain uniqueness that I haven’t seen in other magical based comics. I haven’t seen Voodoo used by other magic users before so I was excited to be reading something that has an entirely new angle in the realms of magical representation in comics.
Joe Brusha has set up an intriguing story that has established a solid base on which further issues can develop. It did at times feel very much like you are expected to understand the characters back story and I suppose fans of Mystere will know just that. Being an Issue 1 i would’ve liked to see a little touch of a backstory to bring me up to date. This didn’t, however, detract from the story as a whole and I am looking forward to more from Mystere in the future.
A great entry into the Voodoo Dawn series that will cement Mystere into pull lists for a while. Mammoth magical battles and untold powers will get you reading panel after panel. Watch out for follow up issues full of bright art and a magical story.
“Are you ready to use your power as it was meant to be?” - Mama Cal