Destiny, NY Volume Two: Who I Am Now

Destiny NY vol 2 coverWhen do millennials suffer crippling mid-life crisis? Thirty.

Destiny, NY Volume Two: Who I Am Now
Written by Pat Shand
Illustrated by Rosi Kämpe and Manuel Preitano
Lettered by Jim Campbell
Edited by Shannon Lee
Published by Space Between Entertainment, Inc.

A parental caution: this story depicts scenes of drug use, paraphernalia, black magic, and gay sex acts.

A millennial trigger warning: this story depicts scenes with parents.

A black & white western manga, multigenre adult book with 202 pages, Destiny NY drops you into the middle of a murder mystery. You need to read volume one or you will be confused constantly.

Pat Shand is a good writer and snares the imagination with winding subplots of relationships, black magic, and murder. It’s a strong narrative and massive at 202 pages. If you are not a romance reader or ditched Orphan Black before the end then this read will quickly become burdensome for you. For the YA crowd, Shand’s work opens into a complex world that leisurely tells its story of New York school dropouts that live a life of relationship-intrigue and spiritualism.

Rosi Kämpe’s art adds a dimension to the comic. It needs an additional inker in my opinion as the blacks fall a little flat. Being manga style doesn’t mean it can’t stand some western inks.

Being sold in a volume format I would have preferred the book to have some connecting tissue to the first volume.

I give it 3 ½ stars of 5. It’s a buy for its genre.

Ask for it at your local comic shop or ask for it online.

Lonnie Webb

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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