Sunday, March 15, 2009

Soul Kiss #2

Written by Steven T. Seagle
Art by Marco Cinello

The second book by Seagle that I read this week continues with its examination of the deal Lili made last issue with the Devil. She is offered the opportunity to rescue her boyfriend and his soul, but as with all such arrangements, there is a price.

I like the way Seagle goes about having Lili rationalize her decision, and the choices she must now make. Part of what makes this book so easy to relate to is that at one point or another, we've all wished for the opportunity to cull the herd of people around us, and like Lili, we often entertain such fantasies while stuck in traffic.

Cinello's art continues to be well-suited for this type of story. It's angular and cartoony, but also embued with a certain kinetic movement and nervousness that matches Lili's mood. I'm not sure why the cover is so sexualized - it doesn't really match the content at all.

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