TITLE: Dark Mists No. 1
SCORE: 3.5 / 5
NOTE: This is the first issue of a collection of graphic novels. The rest are priced for 0.99.
Using the Ave!Comic reader to animate this comic is one of the best, enjoyable things about reading it. Nothing wrong with settling down with a comic on your iPod or iPhone and scrolling through, but to watch each individual scene gradually unfold builds a better sense of involvement in the story. As for the story (which is pretty awesome), I'll let Dark Mists speak for itself:
Kyoto, Japan. 1936. While a shroud of impending unrest hangs over Europe, in Japan the number of Yakuza members is close to outnumbering the Japanese army. In a government experiment, a group of geisha ladies are recruited to inform on the conversations they observe between the murderers and politicians. However, as untrained spies the geisha’s actions result in one of their member’s brutal and bloody murder.
RECOMMENDATION: As a means of rousing your interest in the series as a whole, this first issue certainly does the trick. The artwork is attractive, the story strong, and the ending is sure to leave you wanting for Issue #2.