Hashtag Comics 2015
Written by Martin Dunn
Co-Plot, Art & Letters by Derrick Fish
Colors by Challenging Studios
I’m enjoying this book though I don’t see the horror aspect of it but that’s okay it’s more like this supernatural soap opera where you’ve got the pretty boy vampire who can basically do no wrong, literally, and the other factions jealous of his behavior and the immunity granted him. Sure Las Vegas has this supernatural side that’s hidden away from the world, on purpose, and yes Dante Rivera flaunts his actions in front of everyone provoking them but still it’s more like something we’d see on the CW as a weekly series. Don’t misundestand me here folks i’m really enjoying this it’s got all the drama and intrigue mixed with the power struggle of the supernatural to make things interesting.
Before I get into this issue I’ve gotta say i’m extremely impressed with the work Derrick did this issue. Challenging studios does a remarkable as well but it’s really what Derriick brings that just grabs your attention, expands your imagination and takes the writing to that next level bring you into the story and being a part of this world.
Well what’s the old saying “be careful what you wish for because you just might get it” well that’s something miss Chelsea Nobles is going to have to learn the hard way. I really do like the fact that she was whining about her life, job and that she wanted to be a writer of some note and now well she’s going to be one of the most influential writers around and she’ll never know exactly what she’s writing.
There is some incredibly good characterization going on here. From what happens to Chelsea to the rantings of the Goblin at the council meeting to the fight between the Rivera brothers there is so much we learn about all the characters here. Some through dialogue some though their actions and some just by looking at them, seeing their expressions and attitudes so that we are getting a much larger and complete picture of the player involved and what and how they feel about things going on around them.
Okay the introduction of one of Cthulhu’s daughters who happens to be a sometime lover of Dante’s was a tad surprising as well. Regardless if she, Mynoghra, shares her bed with Dante or not he has immunity from the council the members of whom she is currently allowing to breath. There’s more here than meets the eye and it centers on the Rivera brothers and that mystery is one we’ll get to learn more about as things unfold. For now I like this mystery before us it’s ambiguous enough to be intriguing and certain enough to draw some of the council to try and kill them.
I’m having fun with this book, it’s got great solid writing and characterization and some really great artwork to enhance the story. Next issue we’ll see another faction of the Vegas supernatural underworld join the fray and I look forward to seeing how that plays out. This is fun, original and full of that something that makes it special.