Monday, May 11, 2015
author: Michael Avon Oeming
average rating: 2.10
book published: 2015
read at: 2015/05/11
date added: 2015/05/11
'Sinergy Vol. 1' is a story about a girl learning to fight monsters alongside her father. It's got a garish color scheme that I kind of liked, and some weak artwork that I wanted to like more.
The day that Jess loses her virginity, she can suddenly see the monsters. Her dad knows about them and battles them every night. Jess' mom can't see them, and through some trickery remains ignorant of the danger her husband and daughter face when they go out at night. The monsters feed on a sort of sin energy, at least that's vaguely explained at first, but then never explained further. Even Jess' dog is a monster, but he's on the side of good (and he can fly). Jess finds out the boy she likes is on the side of the monsters, and now she has to decide what to do.
The story and art were kind of a mess. I had questions about the story that didn't seem to get answered, like why Jess wears a mask to fight monsters when her dad doesn't, or why didn't they just draw the monsters as monsters instead of the patchwork way they did. I liked the color scheme and it really popped off the page, but the art was kind of a slapdash mess. There are better types of these stories around with better art.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Diamond Book Distributors, Image Comics, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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