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52apolooza: Voodoo

Written by Christian on Monday, October 03 2011 and posted in Reviews

See the comic with more aliens and strippers than a Disney movie involving anthropomorphic talking chairs!  How did Voodoo do?  Click and find out!

Welcome to 52apolooza, the Outhouse feature focusing on DC's September Relaunch.  All of DC's 52 titles will be reviewed by our pool of reviewers to point out the best and worst that DC's new comic book line has to offer.  To see how this book ranks among the other new DC titles, be sure to check out our 52apolooza Rankings!

Strippers, aliens.  These two things form the basic backbone of the first issue of Voodoo.  How does it do?  To find out, read on!

Marvel Reviewer: Comic_Doctor

I've been a big fan of Voodoo since her early days with the original WildC.A.T.s, and she had a nice mini-series years ago too. I had cautious optimism when I heard Voodoo would have her own title with the DCnU, and I wasn't let down.

Ron Marz is one of the best writers of the past twenty years, and although this wasn't his best work, it was still solid. Some have complained about Voodoo working in a strip club and showing lots of skin, but long-time fans of the character will remember that she originally started along the same lines. Two new characters (at least to me) are Evans and Fallon, and although Evans is killed off by issue's end, Fallon seems like she'll be an interesting one to watch going forward. Not much is laid out after issue #1, but there is the question of what Voodoo will do with Evans' appearance.

I love the artwork of Sam Basri in Voodoo #1. It's simple looking yet full of detail and  is easy flowing. The coloring matches the art perfectly to give us a nice, consistent feel to the book. I hope the art team stays the same for more than a few issues going forward.

With Voodoo's transformation and killing of Evans near the end of the issue, I'm curious to see where Marz is taking this story. Is Voodoo good, bad, or just different? Time will tell.

Writing: 18/25
Art: 22/25
Accessibility: 21/25
Enjoyability: 22/25

TOTAL: 83/100

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