Artists: Tommy Lee Edwards, John Workman
Violet travels the city in costume and in her angry girl every day self to try and find Hemsley. A seriously slimy guy. She goes to a party where all these weirdos of Gotham dress as murder victims. It is a good cause to raise money for a victim’s fund, but the dressing up stills weirds me out. Over in La La land a young boy is lost in the maze of Cyberchase’s mansion. It is a very Alice in Wonderland type place. The boy happens upon Violet’s mother and joins her for tea. All this is being closely monitored by Vi herself. Afterwards she heads out to find Hemsley again to get the location of the kidnapped children. She finds him and as much as she wants to kill him she just can’t do it. This is due to her traumatic childhood experience. Let me tell you she has a pretty good reason to stomp around like an angry teenager all the time. An overheard conversation and miscommunication caused a young violet to do something drastic and deadly.
The art is very stylized, but works really well. You feel like you’re in the streets of Gotham City. Over heard conversations give you the true dark nature of this city. The little cameos of the Batman family are quick and well done. Even the La La land is easily disturbing and something out of a traditional Grimm story.
The first issue was hard for me to jump on, but now I’m super interested in this book. There were some moments of disarray when it came to plot. But unlike other books you still get a good sense of the overall mission of the main protagonist. Violet seemed just like a moody ‘I want to be edgy’ type of girl, but as you get to know her story more that changes. You understand why she acts the way she does, and you even find yourself rooting for her. As I continue reading I can’t wait to learn more about this character and where her story will take her. She is also trying to stop the most heinous of crimes that brings out passion in the readers.
High Blessing: ★★★★★★✩ ✩ ✩ ✩
Ariel DuPey | Nerd Church Radio