Boundless Comics 2017
This series is rated Adults Only
DISCLAIMER: graphic sexuality
Written by Christian Zanier & Brian Pulido
Illustrated by Raulo Caceres, Christian Zanier & Di Amorim
Coloured by Juan Rodriguez & Digikore
Lettered by Jaymes Reed
To be brutally honest I wasn’t really prepared for this and if you aren’t prepared for full on pornographic sex this will shock you more than you expect it to. I mean while yeah there’s actual penetration of penis entering orifices and a very graphic cum shot this really borders on the obscene. So once you get past that or get turned on by it the story itself is pretty amazing to see. It is nice however to know that we live in a world where freedom of expression can bring this to us.
This has three stories in it and it continues to tell the story of the individual women who will make up the team of The Unholy. Each one has a very strong look at some women who play vital roles for various reasons. From the proven warrior to the skeptic the characterisation that we get throughout this issue is great and that we are getting a look at them as individuals instead of being thrust into a group first is actually a nice touch. This way we can a feel for each one before the group dynamic sets in and it gives us that rare opportunity to see that as a group this is has the potential to be a very catty encounter. Too many Female Alpha’s here already that it should prove interesting when they are all put in the same room.
I will say that in each segment where we see sex occurring it isn’t arbitrary it’s got a purpose beyond showing us the naughty bits. It’s kind instrumental to understand Lambert and his daughter and who she is, plus seeing her mother that way yeah it all makes sense, to learning about Onyx and her unique way of treating men they are more than the opportunity to express sexual encounters and desires they show us the people at their core. So that we can see such acts and be able to separate the love and emotion from the act and see that it’s about something else helps.
The artwork throughout is pretty damn incredible. While I may not be an expert on some things the attention to detail here is astounding. From the texture of demonic skin to the folds of a vagina and everything in between you really believe what you are seeing. Plus i’m a huge believer in backgrounds and what we get here is excellent, plus the utilisation of page layouts through the angles and perspective are extremely well done.
The high quality of storytelling here is what keeps me coming back to Boundless and it’s books. I mean even though i’m certainly not it’s target audience doesn’t mean that i’m not able to enjoy every moment of this. The writing with it’s characterisation, plot advancement and way all three separate stories are able to eventually merge into one this is a strong series already. Nothing wrong with women being shown to enjoy what they do as much as men do and able to keep emotions and sex on two different levels.