Crimson Society Vol 1

In the very near future, supernatural beings live among humans in peace, yet Jack Crimson finds his life as a werewolf frustrating, and wants nothing more than a cure. Desperate to free himself from this curse, he makes a series of decisions leading him down an unexpected path. Join Jack as he makes his way through this dark new world.

Vampires and werewolves, an age old battle that we’ve seen many a time in movies, books and comics.  What happens when you try to take these two monsters and integrate them with the human world?  The results are probably going to be messy, and volume one of Crimson Society shows us just how bad it could be.

Jack is a happily married man, trying to live out life as normally as possible being a werewolf, which strangely enough his amazing wife does her best to deal with.  This isn’t good enough for Jack though, and goes to a doctor who claims to have a cure.  Lo and behold, this “doctor” just wants to use him for his experiments.  Rather than curing Jack, he changes him into a vampire killing machine with new superpowered arms (similar to something like the video game Prototype).  After a turn of events leads Jack to the evil that did this to him, a very dramatic ending opens up for a really great next volume.

This book was as full of excellent artwork as it was nonstop story goodness.  The overall illustrations and color work on this book were really killer and made it so much more enjoyable to read.  Character and monster designs all looked fantastic, and the way the blood and violence was done wasn’t too over the top.  I really loved the way Jack’s crazy new arms were drawn in all their various forms and look forward to seeing others.

Talk about one hell of a cliff hanger for a volume to finish on that just leaves you thirsting for more.  Thirsting, heh.  Seriously though, from start to finish I really enjoyed this book in both the story and the visuals.  No matter how overdone they may be, this book is a step apart from others in the genre and is one I’d totally say should be picked up.

For more information on Crimson Society or other Danger Zone titles, check out Action Lab/Danger Zone.

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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