STORY: Christos Gage
ART: Marc Borstel
COLORS: Jordi Escuin Llorach
LETTERS: Taylor Esposito
EDITOR: Matt Idelson
COVER: Giuseppe Matteoni
VARIANT COVER ARTISTS: Rose Besch; Fernando Dagnino; Geebo Vigonte with Ivan Nunes; Alvaro Lopez with Jason Wordie; Alvaro Sarraseca with Salvatore Aiala; Mel Rubi; Geebo Vigonte; Giuseppe Matteoni, Alvaro Lopez; Giuseppe Matteoni
32pp, Color, $3.99 U.S. (May 2022)
Nyx created by Tom Sniegoski and Ed McGuinness
“Fantasy Bastard Pieces”
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.
As Nyx #6 (“Fantasy Bastard Pieces”) opens, Nyx has finally managed to reconcile her human and demon sides. The cost was only a deal with the devil (so to speak), her father, the Mad God Chaos. She only has to train her younger sibling on how to reconcile their dual sides.
But first, why not try to kill dear old dad, again? Enter the pompous and apparently virginal Archangel Mikael. Perhaps, with some help from “The Crimson Chronicles,” a powerful occult book, Nyx can make a real man-demon out of Mikael (with a “k”), one powerful enough to kill Chaos. If not, then there is always her side of the bargain...
THE LOWDOWN: In July 2021, Dynamite Entertainment's marketing department began providing me with PDF review copies of some of their titles. One of them is Nyx #6, the sixth issue of the series that I have read.
Christos Gage continues to make Nyx clever and funny. Everything about it seems unexpected, and even having read the entire series, thus far, I don't know what to expect. Gage manages to make both Nyx and Chaos equally interesting, and the guests characters – annoying and otherwise – are also charming, sparkling players.
Marc Borstel's lovely art and straight-forward storytelling with Jordi Escuin Llorach's dark-ish colors make this an oddball delight to behold. Readers looking for something different in dark fantasy will find something different and very enjoyable in Nyx.
I READS YOU RECOMMENDS: Fans of Vampirella comic books will want to try Nyx.
[This comic book includes “Dynamite Dispatch” May 2022, which features an interview with writer Jordan Clark.]
Reviewed by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"
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