Inks by Toni Greis
Edited by Kim Thompson
Printed by Eros Comix
What is it like to be possessed? The entire Alraune series is based on an early series of stories that starts in the Middle Ages, and then takes us to today, with Dinah, and her friends trying to figure out how to manage the ideas of overt sexuality. While Comics Forge does not often review adult comic books, this really ended up being a neat series published by Eros Comics. See Dinah ignores an old fortune teller witch at a circus, so she is cursed with a sex drive that goes well beyond the normal human’s. She has to decide what she is going to do, who to give her virginity to, and how to deal with the entire idea that she is a slave to her passions. That is where the story gets interesting, how do you live your life devoid of love when your hormones burn in your blood? The Eros comic edition kind of covers the issue as a back story, but in reality it is all about the interesting situations that the character (Alraune) gets involved with throughout the series.
This is a series, starting off with Chapter one, and slowly making its way to chapter six, and it is all about the tricky situations that she gets into with just about everyone. This is a very trashy book with some interesting side lines to the story, life, love, death, and how this fairy tale can often go very wrong. This is an adult’s only comic, but worth reading, taking a classic story of eroticism and dropping it into comic book format. While the story line wanders in the comic book, odds are highly likely that you are not getting this book for the story line. Eros has pushed out a number of interesting titles that have a basis in modern and ancient storytelling, Alraune is no different, and if you like your comics racy, then this is one series you want to pick up.
Dinah does find herself in a number of sticky situations which leads her to question ultimately what the relationships are between eros and living. At one point in book three she is actually thinking about killing herself, but her friends rally around her so that she begins to form a plan where she can not only live with the problem, but turn it into an advantage. This is an 8 comic book series that is very difficult and very expensive to find. But if your thing is adult comics then this is a series that goes beyond the normal adult comic book with an interesting story line that is premised on a real fairy tale. While we often get fairy tales remixed like the entire Grimm Fairy Tales series by Zenescope, we often do not see that in adult comics. That sets this apart, and makes it all the more interesting to try to get your hands on. Rating this 4 of 5 stars, it is worth picking up, but I have only seen this online, and the prices range north of 10 dollars a copy, making this an awesome, but very expensive series to pick up.
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