We may not have time to review every book on our pull-lists but we do aim to provide a snapshot of what's been released over the past week, encompassing the good, the bad, and those that lie somewhere in between.
Writer: Doug Wagner
Art: Daniel Hillyard & Laura Martin
Jo S: Andrew Robinson’s cover art for this book is a work of genius: the lurid pink, the horrifying smirk and the plastic bag wrapping a severed head, apparently labelled with that most evocatively squeamish word ‘MOIST’, all spring out at you right away - looking longer rewards you when you notice that Virginia’s face appears in the background, her permanently shocked open mouth neatly replaced by the donut her monstrous lover is relishing with disgusting glee. The story inside doesn’t let up on the gruesomeness: ‘Victor’ (sadly, we discover, an alias - I was enjoying the couple’s alliterative names) has been forced into wetwork duties by Belliveau, whose henchmen have kidnapped his beloved Virginia. Our hero excels, and revels, in his duties and, clearly missing his beautiful but ever-silent travelling partner, soon finds a temporary replacement. Purchasing further donuts to cement his new friendship he meets the astonishingly familiar-looking vendor at ‘Holes and More’ - could Virginia have a twin? Like pink-glazed donuts with lavish sprinkles, I know this book is probably going to be bad for my health but, man, I cannot get enough! 10/10