Review: Djinn Volume 5 Africa
When it comes to 80s movies, many thoughts run across many people’s heads with numerous adjectives describing the ridiculousness of many of their premises. Who can forget Red Dawn, a film that’s both far fetched and plausible considering the hostile geo-political climate of today’s world relations. Then there is Weird Science, a screwball comedy where two boys accidentally create the perfect woman. Then there is the Tom Hanks fantasy Big, which is both fun and melancholy while not forgetting the innocence of childhood.
The movies from that decade that seem to hold a special place throughout generations are those romantic comedies. One of the best is Money Can’t Buy Me Love featuring a then unknown Patrick Dempsey as an awkward teenager navigating puberty and love. Then there is Daryl Hannah and Peter Gallagher’s Summer Lovers where they are an American couple who engage in a relationship with a young French woman in Greece. In the fifth volume of Djinn, our characters embark on a new escapade much like the characters in Summer Lovers, one which takes them to Africa and even more stimulating opportunities.
We find Lady Nelson, mostly unharmed but the rest of her party annihilated, while both Lord Nelson and jade are missing, when Charles Augery, a friendly face supervisor at the local trading post, somewhere in Africa. WE soon find out that the two had been kidnapped by a local tribe whose main attribute is that their affliction is leprosy. We soon find out through a series of flashbacks, that Jade, through her benevolence, also may lead to her fate, as the tribe wants to purify her by fire. By book’s end, Jade awakens an ancient deity that may wield some unknown power that she has unleashed onto the world.
Overall, this volume resets the series, offering readers a different mystery on in which the reader gets entrenched in a jungle adventure. The story by Jean Dufaux is enigmatic, perilous, and enjoyable. The art by Ana Miralles is elegant and vivid. Altogether, a great installment in an already stellar series.
Story: Jean Dufaux Art: Ana Miralles
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy