Written By Vera Greentea
Art by Laura Muller
Printed by Green Tea Publishing
This is a really interesting comic book that showed up in my e-mail, so feel free to keep on submitting interesting cool stuff for us to review over here at Comics Forge. The story line from Green Tea Publishing states that the comic is about:
Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits is a spirited horror story about a ghost searching for her family during the festival of the Day of the Dead, while dodging ambitious exorcist apprentices. Vera Greentea (Recipes for the Dead, To Stop Dreaming of Goddesses) and talented artist Laura Müller (Mega Man Tribute, Subway to Sally Storybook) collaborate to create an autumn-friendly tale of skulls and hope. The first issue introduces the vivacious but forgotten ghost girl, Nena, as she explores the labyrinthine streets of Mexico during its most eerily evocative celebration and Bastian, the first of the exorcists speeding after her – completely for the wrong reason.
This is really a worthy read, and the story line sucks you in. The art is unusual, more solid state color/watercolor with some heavy toning going on in it. The lettering is beautiful and easy to read. The flow of the comic is natural and surprisingly well put together. The story line is really cool, I don’t know how much readers follow any mythology outside of America, but we are seeing more and more wonderfully derived stories using mythology from other cultures.
Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits fits right in with independents like Yi Soon Shin, the works coming out of India that focus on the Hindu Gods, and some of the more interesting comic books coming out of Denmark and Finland. There is a large tradition to uphold here, and Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits does so brilliantly. Well worth the six dollars on the Green Tea publishing site. These are the kinds of independents we love to review. Good story line, and a way to open up North American readers to the wealth of history, culture, and myths from other places on this earth. This is a nice addition to the collection we have been building over here at Comics Forge.
Overall I’ll give this really high marks, a 5 of 5 stars, enjoyable, you want the story to go on, and can hardly wait to see the rest of the story line play out. The comic book is compelling and interesting, a nice chance from spandex, and a wonderful addition to the independent comic book market.
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