April 15, 2008

Another look at DARKNESS CALLS

Darkness Calls--A Suicide Prevention Comic:  Worth reading because it is goodThe story is well crafted, using well known superhero archetypes or clichés in a way that fits perfectly. This is not really a superhero comic, but the legend character of Wesakecak is portrayed as such to add some action to the story and put ancient legends in a visual language that comic readers would relate to. The art is very nice and the rich colors are a perfect fit for the serious tone of the book. I am very impressed by the whole thing--a very professional comic by Steve Sanderson, an Aboriginal youth cartoonist.Comment:  For my thoughts on this comic, see Rob's review.

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