All this month I’ll be reviewing different comic books by African-American creators, based on submissions from the actual creators of the comic books themselves. Check out the archive to see what books have been spotlighted so far.
Today we look at Shadowclub Karma #1 by Rocbottom (writer and artist) and Germaine Webb and Henrik Hovarth (colorists)
Shadowclub Karma #1 is generally a prologue to the creation of the Shadowclub, which is a team made up of classic monsters like Dracula, the Wolfman, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, etc.
We open the series with a conspiracy involving the quest for some apocalyptic material, but when someone gets too close to the truth…
As you can see, this is an adult-oriented comic, as Rocbottom definitely goes after the gore factor, but since this is a monster comic, that’s to be expected.
We soon see the effects of an evil force being set upon the Earth, in a graphic attack…
Things are so bad that the only people who can save the world are, well, MONSTERS, and Rocbottom does a fine job spotlighting the individual characters as they are pulled together to form a new team. For instance, Vlad the Impaler/Dracula…
Rocbottom’s over-the-top art style really works well for the over-the-top horror and action that we get in Shadowclub Karma. The team is set up well for future adventures.
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