Rating: 5/5 – School Can Be Hell, Sometimes Literally.
by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow.
Angela Arrington is a child nobody wants. Abandoned by her original parents, her adoptive parents can’t handle her rebellious, destructive streak, so they send her to a particular academy that will change her life forever. Did the brochure mention that the academy is in Hell? And that she’d be training to become a demon? Well…not quite…but Angela seems to be a pretty resourceful kid.
I backed this as a kickstarter offering, mainly because the concept and art looked really nice, and there was an early-bird special so I could get it on the cheap. What I got back simply exceeded any possible expectation I could have had for the book. Bottom line, this book is polished and good-looking enough that it needs to have the Image or even the Dark Horse logo slapped on the corner of it. It’s easily one of the most professional looking crowdsourced book I’ve received. You can check it out the 1st 5 chapters on-line on the web-site and also buy a hardcopy of chapters 1-8 if you love it as much as I did.
The book ‘ends’ but leaves a lot open to be resolved down the road. Not all webcomics translate well when compiled into a paper format, but this one kept me up turning page after page because I had to find out what happened next. That doesn’t happen all-too-often with comics these days, so when it does happen, it’s worth taking notice. As mentioned, it would easily work as a title from Image, IDW, or Dark Horse. That it’s a true self-published independent comic is a testimony to just how great indie books can be. Seek this one out, people. You’ll be glad you did.
Reviewed by: Al Sparrow
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