Monday, December 6, 2021

Comics Review: "Nyx #2" Keeps it in the Family

NYX #2
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

STORY: Christos Gage
ART: Marc Borstel
COLORS: Jordi Escuin Llorach
LETTERS: Taylor Esposito
EDITOR: Matt Idelson
COVER: Rose Besch
VARIANT COVER ARTISTS: Rose Besch; Fernando Dagnino; Greebo Vigonte; Giuseppe Matteoni, Jamie Biggs; K Dani; Mel Rubi; P Dani
32pp, Color, $3.99 U.S. (December 2021)

Rated T+

Nyx created by Tom Sniegoski and Ed McGuinness

“Tales to Admonish”


Nyx is a Vampirella comic book character.  She is the daughter of Chaos the Mad God and a human woman, making Nyx half-demon and half-human, but she needs to feed on human life force in order to live.  Nyx was created by writer Tom Sniegoski and artist Ed McGuinness and first appeared in Harris Comics' Vengeance of Vampirella #23 (cover dated: February 1996).  She is a longtime enemy and sometimes friend of Vampirella.

The character now has her own solo comic book series, entitled Nyx.  It is written by Christos Gage; drawn by Marc Borstel; colored by Jordi Escuin Llorach; and lettered by Taylor Esposito.  The series finds Nyx dealing with her emerging human side, although her demon side is still powerful and hungry for human life force.

Nyx #2 (“Tales to Admonish”) opens in the realm of the Mad God Chaos.  You see, Nyx has journeyed to the realm of her father, the Mad God Chaos, to demand answers about herself and her bloodline.  And things go about what one would expect.  Father and daughter talk the only way they know how – a full on battle.

During the battle, however, Chaos offers shocking revelations that Nyx could never uncover on her own.  Still, all she really wants is to find happiness.  Can dear old dad help with that?

THE LOWDOWN:  Dynamite Entertainment's marketing department recently began providing me with PDF review copies of some of their titles.  One of them is Nyx #2, the second issue of the series that I have read.

Nyx #1 was a powerful first issue, and Nyx #2 also has power.  Writer Christos Gage offers a twist with some epic family dysfunction.  Marc Borstel's art gives the battle to readers as if it were glorious superhero fight comics.  Jordi Escuin Llorach's colors pump up the testosterone, and Taylor Esposito's loud lettering completes the explosive effect of reading this issue.

I highly recommended the first issue, dear readers, but I must admit that I am still surprised.  This comic book is actually quite good.

I READS YOU RECOMMENDS:  Fans of Vampirella comic books will want to try Nyx.

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Reviewed by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"


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