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DOMINIQUE LAVEAU: VOODOO CHILD #1

DOMINIQUE LAVEAU: VOODOO CHILD is the story of a half-breed, outcast and heir to the Voodoo Queenship of New Orleans, if she can live long enough to claim her birthright.

New Orleans is the most haunted city in America: a town of centuries-old ghosts and newly drowned spirits; where vampires, voodoo spirits and loups-garous make their home. Ruling over this all are the powerful Voodoo Queens, whose influence stretches into politics, business and crime as they maintain a delicate balance between the mortal and supernatural worlds.But in the aftermath of Katrina, all that has changed, for someone or something has murdered the Voodoo Queen and most of her court. The number one suspect is Dominique Laveau, a grad student at Tulane who is about to discover that her entire life has been a lie. Now Dominique must forge alliances with those out to kill her while seeking to uncover the truth behind the royal murders, as she is ultimately forced to deal with a destiny she could never have imagined.

Voodoo Child is a new monthly series written by Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, former editor-in-chief of The Source magazine, award-winning author, journalist and TV producer, with art by Milestone Media co-founder Denys Cowan (THE QUESTION) and covers by Rafael Grampá.

Written by Selwyn Hinds
Pencilled by Denys Cowan
Inked by John Floyd
Lettered by Clem Robins
Colored by Dave McCaig
Cover by Rafael Grampa
Cover Color by Dave Stewart

Price: $2.99
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  1. i’m confused, does this have anything to do with Voodoo of wildstorm/dc?

  2. I bought a deal at my LCS that gave me all 4 first issues of the new vertigo titles this month for 5 bucks, was a good deal but none of them have sparked my interest enough yet. This doesn’t seem like it will ethier but I’ll give it a try, I am looking forward to next weeks the new Deadwardians though

  3. I’m least interested in this among the new Vertigo series but I’ll still give it a try based on the strength of the line.

    • Me, too. I passed on Saucer Country because the preview just didn’t grab me enough. This book I actually disliked the preview of. I am very much looking forward to the New Deadwardians, though, I though that preview was really cool.

  4. Im from and currently live in NOLA. So I kind of have to read this. And I love Denys Cowan.

  5. Only Vertigo book I’ve been wanting

  6. I love the Grampa cover. I wish he did interiors … when oh when …

  7. its not like Denys Cowan is a pushover

  8. Denys is the draw for me. Am hoping this will mark a strong return by him.

  9. CanuckGoose CanuckGoose (@CanuckGoose) says:

    Major disappointment for me. The narration boxes felt overly flowery and took me out of the story time and time again. The frantic running between crises did little to make me care for Dom. This was the book I was MOST excited for from the new Vertigo titles. Sigh. I’ll be switching over to Saucer Country for my pulls.

  10. I greatly enjoyed the art. Its true that the narration boxes were jarring to be honest unneeded. But if the intent was to disorient the reader as much as the main character was then it was successful. There was plenty of interesting things going on but there wasn’t an abundance of story. I didn’t get to know the main character very well since she was in a constant state of panic. I still really enjoyed it and lm looking forward to a story with a little more meat on it.

  11. I was thoroughly unimpressed, and I tend to be pretty laid-back with my comic tastes. I thought that the writing was terribly cheesy…like bad Anne Rice, which is bad to begin with. It actually reminded me of the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, which celebrates terrible writing. As for the art…it was ok, but nothing striking. This is a case of great packaging with the cover, but mediocre content.

  12. Ouch… this one was pretty abysmal. Bad dialogue; confusing, uninteresting story; uneven art… Definitely a one and done.

    • Oh, god, I thought I was the only one. Although I kind of liked the art. It reminded me of a messy Jim Lee.

    • That’s how I felt as well. It was so packed with action the story seemed to get thrown to the side. I did like the art… but I won’t be reading the second issue.

  13. The art was good but everything else was pretty crap, definitely not returning to this title

  14. going to give it one more issue, but agree with all said above. Sadly.

  15. Was pleasantly surprised with this book! Don’t really read any Vertigo titles, and wasn’t really sure what to expect. Loved the art, and the story is going in a creepy-trashy direction. It’s on my monthly reserve now!

  16. I bought this because I was going to try out all the new Vertigo comics. Finally got around to picking the issue up to read today and boy was that a mistake. I have no interest in this conceptually and don’t dig the art. Gave up about halfway through. Money spent, lesson (re)learned.

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