Review: Djinn Vol. 8 Fever

I remember the first time I saw Ghostbusters, it was on television. Me and my cousins watched it for the first time on our grandparent’s subscription to HBO where the first scene I saw was the guys catching the ghost in the New York Public Library. This said to me, right then, that this was not going to be some mystery movie like Scooby Doo. These ghosts were very much real. Instantly the movie became our favorite film at that time. We became enamored with the characters and the world. It took place in the very same city we grew up in.

One of the pivotal scenes in the movie is when Sigourney Weaver’s character gets possessed by a powerful demon that would bring apocalypse to New York. The idea that your body is no longer yours and another conscience has entered your body has always been a riveting concept. In the eighth book of Djinn, we find Jade still possessed and a major upheaval may be on its way.

We catch up with Kim, as she starts her quest for the Black Pearl that Jade left, all those years ago, hoping it would gives her clues to who Jade really was. As she starts roaming the jungle, she feels her connection to the place through Jade’s memories, where King Kaui Mobo, is about to meet Anaktu who still possesses Jade’s body. We also catch up with Charles Augery, as he finds his way back to the British camp, where he tries convincing the authorities of what is going on with Jade and the uprising come their way. Eventually Anaktu unleashes carnage on Mobo’s people and eventually killing the King himself. At the very same time, Ebony’s brother frees them both, but Charles meets his fate by a stray bullet meant for Ebony. By book’s end, Kim finally finds out the what happened to Jade and the Black Pearl, as it is all connected to her being a Djinn.

Djinn Vol. 8 Fever is an enthralling chapter that gives readers more about Kim and shows us just how powerful Anaktu was. The story by Jean Dufaux is enigmatic, smart, and exciting. The art by Ana Miralles is elegant and vivid. Altogether, it’s an entertaining installment in this highly underrated series.

Story: Jean Dufaux Art: Ana Miralles
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy