Comic Review: Man-Eaters #1 (Image)

Writer Chelsea Cain, artist Kate Niemczyk, and colorist Rachelle Rosenberg combine forces again for the second issue of Maneaters, from Image. As we learned in the first issue, a contagion […]

Writer Chelsea Cain, artist Kate Niemczyk, and colorist Rachelle Rosenberg combine forces again for the second issue of Maneaters, from Image.

As we learned in the first issue, a contagion linked to cats has been spreading among the population, causing fertile women to become monstrous and dangerous. The water supply has been treated with a chemical to help limit the effects, but some women have been shown to be immune to the treatment!

Maude is having her first as period. Her dad, caring as he is, is a bit out of his depth dealing with his moody daughter. In the meantime, the horrific mauling around Portland Oregon is continuing…

The message of this comic title is that it’s about the characters, particularly Maude, more than the ‘whodunnit’ aspect of the continuing murders.
It’s family drama centered around young females. Well paced, with strong characters that its target market can identify with, this comic title is likely to gather tremendous fan support. It’s nicely illustrated throughout and has tongue in cheek advertising, public service announcements, and lots of scary/fun additional material that I can foresee being taped onto college dorm walls and lockers.

Image Comics, Maneaters 2, $3.99 for 28 pages of content, Teen +

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