Three jaded fetish models are unexpectedly thrown into a violent world and made to confront a horrible and unperceived truth: Hidden among us are entities that feed on the very thing we hold most sacred, our memories. No longer content with their lives as hunted cattle, they become the hunters....
|Title||:||Memory Collectors #1|
|Number of Pages||:||31 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Memory Collectors #1 Reviews
Wow, I am impressed with the level of storytelling going on here. The full pages of text were filled with wonderful details. The story is as dark as I expected. It's almost a "high fashion" Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Edith is drawn like a cross between Tracy Lords and Lady Gaga--I'm really liking that. The outfits are a little out there. I wonder if those are going to get a better explanation. Not that I really need one.Interesting concept for why and what they are fighting. I am not really sure who is doing the collecting of the memories ... just these evil jerks? I feel like there may be more to it. I like that the story is meta. They go to comic book conventions, and are not really "pretend."I did expect a little more action in this first issue. I guess I can understand why there was only the one real asskicking. It was only the first issue. Introductions had to be made. Edith, Magdalena, and Beatrice are fierce, scary, and out to save the day ... not for our sakes, but for their own lives. At least, that's how it came off in this issue. They liked playing superheroes, but they didn't do it to save you and me from these baddies. I guess I am not really understanding that aspect just yet. There are two issues left for clarification, haha.Read more commentary and add your own here: http://www.rjspindle.com/content/the-...
Holy holy holy. This book is beautiful. It's a costumed theme, cosplaying, goth dream come true! I loved just about everything about it. If I am completely honest the entire pages of text made it - difficult - to fully enjoy at first. Don't get me wrong. I have no issue with reading in the slightest but I am finding (Nowhere Men is the other one) that when entire pages of text pop up like this in such a visual medium my brain struggles to process. It's not about being lazy cause I for damn sure read every word and it really does immerse you in the tale but its something to get used to. Clearly I am just not there yet. Come to think of if, it seems like my biggest gripe is really the placement of these text pages. Sometimes its in the middle of the action, sometimes it's at the end of the issue (yes I'm talking about Nowhere Men as well) but I guess when you're trying something different you gotta make sure you try it all. Ugh, I feel like I'm rambling and I can't seem to find the right way to put it.I really liked the training bit. I especially liked that quote at the end. I just wish I knew a better way to present all the text without it being so jarring.
This is a beautiful, dark, twisted book. Admittedly, the worth of it lies in the lovely lovely painted art, because the story and setting are hardly a motive to write home to. Despite what they tell you (the characters) in the beginning of the book, this IS a superhero book - the girls have super powers in the sense that, while fully grown up and having been models all their lives, they get trained to fight, and can not only kill monsters, but can do so in freaking fetish high heels -- and a quick note - one of the monsters mock them for doing it. Their answer is to rant about how heels were for men originally.Here's the thing - even if heels were made for men, the rant doesn't justify that the girls are fighting in 10 inch heels! Obviously, the writer wanted to design a new brand of fetished-up heroes (which is totally fine) and scrambled to find an excuse for it (he failed. It still makes no sense).But, if you close your eyes to the nonsense, and focus on the twisted, dark beauty of this book, you will enjoy yourself, no doubt.
I have very little to say about this graphic novel other than the fact that the artwork was absolutely damn beautiful and the layout of it was nothing I'd seen before. It looked fantastic, was so easy to read and view and the style was so suited to the genre and plot. It didn't blow my mind, far from it, but it wasn't a full waste of time either.