Comic Review: Man-Eaters #5 (Image)

The creativity and cat attacks continue in Maneaters #5 from Image. As we know by now, in this comic, young girls can become monsters during their period. In this satire […]

The creativity and cat attacks continue in Maneaters #5 from Image.

As we know by now, in this comic, young girls can become monsters during their period. In this satire written by Chelsea Cain, with illustrations by Kate Niemczyk, it’s an opportunity to break all the taboos! And there are plenty to break!

For example, the comic ‘literally’ asks us to follow teenage girls into the school bathroom, and eavesdrop on their conversations. Part drama and part uh TMI!

For me, a person who is NOT the typical reader of this title, Maneaters is a blast of fresh air. Cain has created and written a creepy storyline, part horror, and part satire. The flow of the comic is interrupted but also enhanced by the insertion of fake ads throughout the issue. Every few pages, the narrative takes a pause while we see ads for Estro-Pop for Boys. It gives us a sense of all-encompassing immersion into the Maneater mystery.

Strong writing, and gets an A+ for original concept!

Image, Maneaters 5, $3.99 for 28 pages of content. Teen +

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!