I will be totally honest I am not a huge reader of graphic novels. That said great images are great images and interesting characters are always worth a look.
I was not sure if this was offensive. Can necrophilia ever not be offensive? I wasn't sure if the woman in the church was actually dead from the drawings. She looked almost but not quite dead to me. The phrase,"she was not afraid", combined with the description of her body genuinely gave me the creeps.
Had the language been slightly more sophisticated I think I would have had more empathy for the main character. Phrases like,"I think I did it because of the music they listened to or maybe because of the way they dressed" or "I was finally considered part of the group" feel a bit clunky. I just don't hear young men talk that way.
I liked the look of the drawings but the words never quite conveyed the anguish of the character robbing his eventual end of any sense of tragedy.
Without any empathy for his feelings it is hard to care that he does not care.
I think the both the character and the artwork have potential and I would like to see something with a bit more depth.
Review of: Necro
reviewed by vanfilm09 on 10/08/2009
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