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Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child #1

Vertigo

Written by Selwyn Hinds; Pencilled by Denys Cowan; Inked by John Floyd; Colored by Dave McCaig; Lettered by Clem Robins; Cover by Rafael Grampá

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Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child is the third new book that Vertigo is dropped in March. It’s an the comic book equivalent of a Fabergé egg; nearly every panel, character detail, and narration caption are just so. Unfortunately, its artistic resonance lacks true character or emotion due to poor characterization of the titular character. We don’t know Dominique’s true motivations for sneaking into a graveyard and seeking guidance from “Voodoo Queen” Marie Laveau. I’m assuming she is related to her in some way.

Voodoo Child‘s author, Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, is a longtime author/journalist, former editor of The Source, and television producer for BET and VH1. His plot is technically proficient, but is largely devoid of any shred of pathos or depth. And this is strange, since we the reader has narration and dialogue dumped on them throughout this debut issue.

The rough-hewn art by Milestone Media co-founder Denys Cowan (The Batman, Northlanders, The Question) depicts a post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans quite well. There aren’t too many secondary characters introduced, but we get the feeling that that will change in subsequent issues. Cowan’s character models often look like paper dolls inserted into each panel. It’s a strange style to wrap your head around, so it’s not for everyone. Dave McCaig’s colors are beautiful in their subtlety, though. They have a moonlit quality to them.

Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child is a disappointment at the end of the day. There are better new Vertigo titles out there. (www.twitter.com/selwynhinds / www.denyscowan.com)

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Andrew clark
April 18th 2012
4:09am

This is an awesome book which is great read for me so far. As far as I came to know about this book story I’m impressed and really impressed. Thanks mate. :)
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Andrew clark
April 18th 2012
4:10am

This is an awesome book which is great read for me so far. As far as I came to know about this book story I’m impressed and really impressed. Thanks mate. :)
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