One issue, an empty wallet, and three thousand variants later… Joseph Self sends off the weekend by reviewing two Lady Death titles that would bring any dedicated comic book collector to his knees.
Medieval Lady Death Belladonna (Brian Pulido’s…)
The first medieval-era meeting of Brian Pulido’s supernaturally-enhanced female furies begins with a simple-minded thief on the run from his latest victims. But when Rurik snatches up the only weapon close to hand - a seemingly ordinary garden trowel - he unwittingly gains control of a horde of formerly statuesque gargoyles.
Not long after, naturally, Lady Death and her companion Wolf ride into town seeking supplies and sanctuary. At roughly the same time (naturally), the Celtic goddess Morrigan, sensing the true nature of Rurik’s threat, calls upon the spirit of Colleen MacGrath, aka Belladonna, to protect her people from this ancient evil.
As with any good cross-over, the two women at first each assume the other to be the cause of the trouble, resulting in the required girl-fight before they figure out the real threat. But will even their combined might be enough to save the day?
Lady Death: Death Goddess
Okay, if you’re a rabid fan of Brian Pulido’s ivory-skinned femme fatale, intent on collecting every story and sketch possible, then of course you have to have this book!
But if you’re more of a casual reader, or simply suffering from CBDD (Comic Budget Deficit Disorder), then you might want to pass on this title and save your money for the real thing, like upcoming series such as Lady Death: The Wicked and Lady Death: Kiss of Leviathia.
Death Goddess simply offers a sneak-peek at various Lady Death projects, promoting the stories and the artists (Matt Martin, Rafa Lopez, and Richard Ortiz, to name a few) with pin-ups and story excerpts, including artwork that won’t be seen in the regular books.
To make it even more of a collector’s dream-come-true (or is it monetary nightmare…?), the title is available in at least ten different cover variations.
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