Sunday, August 28, 2022

Comics Review: "Nyx #9" is an Excellent Ninth Issue

NYX #9

STORY: Christos Gage
ART: Marc Borstel
COLORS: Jordi Escuin Llorach
LETTERS: Taylor Esposito
EDITOR: Matt Idelson
COVER: Giuseppe Matteoni
32pp, Color, $3.99 U.S. (August 2022)

Rated T+

Nyx created by Tom Sniegoski and Ed McGuinness

“Teen Drama”

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 #9 (“Teen Drama”) opens, Chaos is teaching his daughter, Tunrida, the finer points of genocide.  But isn't it Nyx's job to raise her younger half-siblings?  Now, the poor girl is on the depraved path of death and conquest … and maybe suicide.

Returning Tunrida to her foster parents in Cleveland, circa 1995, Nyx must save her sibling from their twisted father.  Or will she lose another loved one to the Mad God Chaos?  Is Nyx, who was quite rotten, evil, and murderous herself, the right person to save Turnida?  Whatever happens concerning Tunrida, Nyx and her siblings and Chaos are on a collision course...

THE LOWDOWN:  Since July 2021, Dynamite Entertainment's marketing department has been providing me with PDF review copies of some of their titles.  One of them is Nyx #9, the ninth issue of the series that I have read.

I have been saying that Christos Gage is writing a wonderful comic book in Nyx and the title remains so.  The characters are always witty and nasty and stubborn, even when they seem doomed.  Gage uses the characters to bring energy to this title and also to give it a sense of comic timing.

Marc Borstel and colorist Jordi Escuin Llorach continue to do a good job creating this unique graphical storytelling.  They make this a comic book series you want to read, dear readers.

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


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

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