Fever Moon: Graphic Novel
Karen Marie Moning, Al Rio & Cliff Richards
Del Rey, 2012 (2012)
Reviewed by Ricki Marking-Camuto
ne of the biggest paranormal series of the last few years has been Karen Marie Moning's
books. Although the novels are finished, there is now an original graphic novel to add to the
, with story adaptation by David Lawrence and art by Al Rio and Cliff Richards. However, one does not have to have read the series to enjoy
strange being is loose in Dublin, stealing people's faces. Dani O'Malley is hot on its trail when she is attacked and her mouth is taken. Now it is up to her friend, MacKayla Lane, and her odd partner, Barrons, to stop the creature, the Fear Dorcha, before it completes its evil mission.
he story in
is interesting, especially the parts about the Fear Dorcha, but too much time is spent trying to explain Mac's backstory. A shorter glimpse into Mac's past would have been sufficient to give new readers an introduction to her, and would have also allowed a little more time to focus on the other main characters, some of whom seemed to appear with a ton of baggage but no explanation to
newbies as to what that baggage was.
he artwork, on the other hand, is very strong, with a classic contemporary comic style. Only one panel in the whole book seemed a little off, but after reading Moning's introduction, that can easily be excused. The only problem was, the art made it slightly confusing as to whom
is aimed at. Mac is drawn as the buxom blonde that so often graces superhero and other action comics with large male audiences, but the story is definitely aimed at female readers.
ever Moon is a nice addition to Karen Marie Moning's
world, and hopefully will not be the only graphic novel we see from Moning, Lawrence, and Richards.
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