Review: No Heroine #3
In No Heroine #3, Kayla is still dealing with vampires. Now, the vamps are throwing out all the stops to try and get her to leave them alone. All the while, Kayla is dealing with a loss so huge it sends her spiraling down the wrong path.
There are some details to Frank Gogol‘s writing that really stand out. In a story that delves into the supernatural, the real villain is the addiction that Kayla seems unable to shake. It’s all done in a manner that doesn’t make light of such a topic. I think Gogol is able to bring that out in a way that a lot of writers aren’t capable of. The flip side is there are moments with the character that I don’t want to spoil with the review that came off disappointing and I’ll leave it at that.
Criss and Shawna Madd handle the visuals on No Heroine. They work well enough together but as far as their style, it’s not quite my cup of tea. It’s just a hair inconsistent to me. There were times when the art and colors popped and there were times when I would look at some panels and feel a bit more work was needed. It’s not all negative. Ahmed Raafat delivers another great-looking cover that’s sure to help get eyes on this book.
No Heroine #3 finishes as a fairly decent Vampire story that has that added layer with the addiction problems that the heroine Kayla is dealing with. While the story didn’t blow my socks off, I felt that it was a good read and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a horror story that’s a bit off the beaten path. I wish the art grabbed me a bit more as I didn’t love the overall appearance but with that said, it wasn’t enough to make me dislike No Heroine.
Story: Frank Gogol Artist: Criss Madd
Colorist: Shawna Madd Letterer: Sean Rinehart Cover Art: Ahmed Raafat
Story: 7.0 Art: 5.0 Overall: 6.0 Recommendation: Worth a read.
Source Point Press provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review