I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Blue Hand Mojo: Dust to Dust (#1) by John Jennings
Published by Rosarium Publishing Pages: 32
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1931. Bronzeville. Chicago.
The mage, Frank "Half Dead" Johnson, is a marked man. Literally. A drunken decision fueled by tragedy has left him with half a soul, sorcerous powers, and two centuries to work off his debt to Scratch (aka The Devil) himself.
It's a hard-hitting Hoodoo Noir highball with just a splash of Southern Gothic. Smack-dab in the dark heart of the Windy City.
IN THIS ISSUE: Half Dead is visited by a demon from his past who wants him to take on a very dangerous demon today.
My Body and what’s left of my soul lives in Chicago, Illinois. The Year is 1931. It’s fall and the Hawk is already starting to claim victims with its cold breath.
What I thought of this book
This was a different type of graphic novel than the others that I have tried. It was black and white but had a lot of writing going down the side of the graphics. Besides just being strange the whole story was a little strange. It’s about this guy Frank who is half dead and he helps people get rid of demons. It’s was listed as horror but it has more of a crime noir feel than horror.
It was only 32 pages and it was to be continued so we only get a little bit of the story but as the that second line up there says it’s 1931 and one of Frank’s old friends who worked for Al Capone named Mac the Shark needs his help. Something bad has happened and only Frank ‘Half Dead’ Johnson will be able to help him.
Can’t really say much more about it without giving away things but it was an interesting start to a series and I really want to see what will happen next so I will have to be on the look out for the next installment. The only problem I really had with it was for 32 pages it had way to much profanity for my liking. I have just never been a fan of swear words as I don’t think they are all that needed to get your point across and sometimes it just seemed to be something stupid to say in this graphic novel. So that is just my preference, I can handle the light words it’s the harsher words I don’t care for so much.
Other than that it was interesting but being so short it was really hard to decide exactly how I feel about it as it seem it was just about to get good when it was over. :(So I am not sure how I feel about the characters yet. So I liked it but it was just okay even though I do want to check out what happens next.