Comic Review: Nomen Omen #1 (Image Comics)

“This will be a cruel story, I have to warn you. Everyone is in danger, even when it doesn’t appear, and all the magic has an unexpected price. That’s how […]

“This will be a cruel story, I have to warn you. Everyone is in danger, even when it doesn’t appear, and all the magic has an unexpected price. That’s how it works, but we can’t take a step backwards for that.”

So the author explains Nomen Omen #1, from Image. It’s written by Marco B. Bucci, and translated into English by Arancia Studio. Illustration and colour is by Jacopo Camagni.

Enter Becky Kumar, a geeky twenty-year-old from New York City who is about to cross the veil between our reality and a realm of otherworldly truths. And her two mothers, her mystical beginnings and entrapments.

It’s a story of violence, sudden violence. Abrupt changes in life, where the dead meet the living, and the two planes of existence intertwine.

Really interesting, really powerful. The drawings are well crafted and entertaining, and the colouring is superb. Check out this spooky title, it will likely be a strong fan favourite!

Image, Nomen Omen #1, $3.99 for 30 pages of comic content. Mature, sexual content

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

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!!