Topic: Comic Books - New
TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3127:
As seen by the above photos, I met 'Belladonna', (the model), at the recent Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con on April 18th, 2010. Along with the writer of the OGN (Original Graphic Novella), Ben Ross.
'Belladonna' introduced me to 'her' OGN, as I walked by her table in the Artists Alley section of the comic con.
The cover art of the OGN grabbed me. Take another look at the orange / black / white colored cover in the photos above.
It also didn't 'hurt' that the model 'Belladonna' was there alongside the display with photos from earlier appearances. I'm sure that alone would have caused several con attendees to stop and talk with 'Belladonna'!
However, I'm reviewing the OGN here...
So what's it about? Here's the Press Release Info:
"Annabelle, a beautiful woman, is gunned down, smashed up, and wakes up with full amnesia after a long coma, without any clues to her real identity. But when someone tries to execute her, she learns that she was the world’s most vicious assassin. Now she must live under New York City among the homeless, and in the process she becomes the city’s most unlikely hero."
"Ben Ross (w) • J.K. Woodward (a & c)
The tables are turned on the worlds most beautiful-and most vicious-assassin. Gunned down, comatose in a city hospital for months, and with no clue to her identity, she eventually awakens. Fully recovered but with no memory and few clues to her past, she sets out on a dangerous journey to discover who she is-But will she like what she finds? Art for this special one-shot by Fallen Angel's J.K. Woodward!"
PLUS THIS ONE:
FC • 48 pages • $7.99 ISBN-13: 978-1600107313
"Within Belladonna the tables are turned on the worlds most beautiful-and most vicious-assassin. Gunned down, comatose in a city hospital for months, and with no clue to her identity, she eventually awakens. Fully recovered but with no memory and few clues to her past, she sets out on a dangerous journey to discover who she is-But will she like what she finds? Art for this special one-shot by Fallen Angel's J.K. Woodward!”
So what's 'My Take' on this OGN?
First: The Front Cover - Very Striking!
Inside Front Cover - Credits plainly stated after such a striking front cover, which BTW are:
Written by Ben Ross / Artwork by J.K. Woodward / Letters by Amauri Osorio & Chris Mowry / Edits by Scott Dunbier / Published by IDW.
Splash Page - Starts right in with the action!
The rest of the interior pages:
The storyline - well written & keeps flowing, drawing me into finishing it in one reading!
The artwork - really well illustrated and excellent use of panels.
The coloring - meshed very well with the mood struck by the storyline, and added, not detracted, to the artwork.
The lettering / sound effects - well placed and very readable without interferring with the artwork.
Plus: No ads within the OGN with the exception of the inside back cover - an IDW 'House' Ad.
Back Cover - Well written promo for the story inside and is awell illustrated page.
This OGN is a very polished, professional publication!
I found it to hold my interest from Front Cover to the Back Cover!
This OGN was released on 2-24-10, so finding it at the April 2010 Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con was pretty close to it's initial release date.
For more info on how to obtain the OGN, AND interact with 'Belladonna' herself, please check this Facebook Fan Page:
My thanks to 'Belladonna' for bringing her OGN to my attention at the con, and to Ben Ross for submitting it for possible review!
AND My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over the 3,125 total posts in number!
~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com
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