Topic: Comic Books - New
TODAY'S 'MAIN FEATURE':
Back on Monday, December 21st, 2009, I reviewed the first issue of this series, as seen by clicking here...
Please note that there was also an issue #0, which I had not reviewed before in this blog, nor have I yet read it as of this new blog date.
As was the case with Issue #1, John B. Lai, Chief Operating Officer/Editor in Chief of the Ultimate Comics Group, LLC, was kind enough to send me a preview copy of the 2nd issue.So what's this issue about?
Art & Colors: Harold Dean Cupec Story & Letters: John Lai
There’s an undead guy in your house, you’re BEST friend is NOW a VAMPIRE, and it’s not even 7:00am. If you think your mornings are hectic, follow Essence as she leads an unlikely trio to track down the Lord of Vampire’s! Will Essence discover the REAL threat? Find out in the conclusion to ‘Love Bites’. $3.99 21 Story Pages
Jessica Gates never quite fit in. With a childhood full of overwhelming emotion, insecurity & alienation, she struggled to find the truth behind her father’s mysterious death while ALSO trying to develop her self-confidence. Follow the adventures of this telepathic SUPERMODEL as she discovers the security of friendship in between her constant battles against Earth’s deadliest villains, as the enchanting ESSENCE!
The Enchanting Essence #2 TM and © Ultimate Comics Group, LLC.. All rights reserved."
So what did I think about this second issue in the series?
As stated in my earlier review of issue #1, I've always liked Harold's artwork that he has posted on his Facebook Wall. (Note: Harold is a Facebook Friend of mine.)
This issue #2 of 'Enchanting Essence' also did not disappoint me!
Harold continued to show me that he could draw great looking gals and illustrated this story in a sequential manner that held my interest, just as the first issue did!
As mentioned in my review of issue #1, vampires and zombies are not my usual reading niche, but since I blog about comics and pop culture for others to possibly read as well as myself; I continue to feel that I should include those of that niche that are more than just run-of-the-mill publications.
As I noticed in the first issue, John B. Lai's dialogue kept the story flowing in this 2nd issue also. However, the main storyline itself seemed to end a few pages before the actual end of the comic book. It seemed to take a few xtra pages to close out the two part story, or was that just me thinking it was a long close? Other than noting that minor detail, I would be inclined to read a third issue with no hesitation.
The colors as before were still vivid, and meshed well with the genre of this story, no change there from the first issue.
After reading issues #1 & #2 of this series, I would recommend this for reading. So, what if You can't find it in your LCBS, or you aren't even near a LCBS? Well then, Indy Planet which is an online store had issues #0 & #1 for sale, and now has issue #2, which can be purchased here:
You know...The really nice thing about clicking the above link, is that you can view 5 pages of the story at Indy Planet, before purchasing it. Just like being at a LCBS and thumbing through it before purchase!
For more info on this series and others that the Ultimate Comics Group has in its' run of titles, please check the following web site: http://www.ultimatecomicsgroup.com/ !
My thanks to Jon B. Lai for sending me this second issue for possible mention / review here in my Blog!
PLUS My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts!
Join us again soon, as we publish another 'Main Feature'. And don't forget to check out the 'Featurette' shown below this 'Main Feature' article at the bottom right!
~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com
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