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Comic Review: DayBlack #2
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DayBlack #2
Written & Illustrated by Keef Cross
Rosarium Publishing
Release Date: March 5, 2014
Cover Price: $1.99

DayBlack #2 takes a darker (pun) turn, as we get into more details about Merce’s life as well as insights into his tattoo business, including his favorite type of customers, and one particularly shocking bit involving one of his regulars.

As with the first issue, cool new takes on vampiric senses are introduced. I especially loved the unexpected cliffhanger ending, which reminded me of some of the stuff I used to dig as a kid.

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Comic Review: DayBlack #1
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DayBlack #1
Written & Illustrated by Keef Cross
Rosarium Publishing
Release Date: January 7, 2014
Cover Price: $1.99

DayBlack is a new kind of comics reading experience. It’s more like an art book than a traditional comic book, containing many full-page, striking illustrations, each worthy of framing. A couple of pages contain collages of images/logos from hip-hop culture (MF Doom!), adding to the already unique nature of how creator Keef Cross is telling us this story.

The artwork is super-cool. Thirty-two pages of high-contrast black and white illustrations that reminded me Damion Scott and Jim Mahfood, Jose Munoz, and even Rick Geary in some spots. But make no mistake, Keef Cross has a unique style all his own.

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