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REVIEW: Jennifer Blood #1

Book Title: Jennifer Blood #1

Book Description: Welcome to the town of Bountiful. It’s a small town with a population of just over 4,100. The town just had a new resident move in. There’s a lot of discussion about this new arrival. Could Bountiful’s newest resident be Jennifer Blood? That’s the nickname that’s been given to Jessica Blute. She is the daughter of a member of the Blute Brothers crime family. In a power play one of her uncles killed her father. As retribution, Jessica killed all of her uncles for their involvement in his death. We learn the citizens of Bountiful are concerned with their new arrival because the Department of Justice placed a lot of people that used to be in the Blute Brothers family into witness protection here. How will they treat their newest neighbor?

Book Author: Fred Van Lente

Book Format: Paperback

Publisher - Orgnization: Dynamite

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Illustrator: Vincenzo Federici

  • Story
    (3.9)
  • Interior Art
    (4)
  • Cover Art
    (3.8)
  • Dialogue
    (3.6)
  • Mechanics
    (3.4)
  • Editing
    (3.5)
3.7

Summary

“Jennifer Blood” wasn’t on my radar when I saw it on the shelves of my local comic book store back in October. The cover was intriguing so it was added to that week’s stack of geeky goodness. Since then it was floating in my reading queue waiting patiently for its turn.

I’m sorry I waited so long to get into this book. If I had known that this was a crime story I would have gotten to it much sooner. It’s easy to fall into with some twists along the way.

There are a lot of characters that give us a lot of information. We don’t get a lot of time with each character, so it’s difficult to see much in the way of character development. The only character I feel like I have a grasp on is the title character. That’s because she’s spoken about so much it paints a great picture.

As I mentioned earlier, this cover caught my eye on the shelves. In this portrayal Jennifer reminds me of Lara Croft. The key difference being Jennifer appears to be much more hard core.

The artwork on the interior pages is very well done. It gets a bit graphic in some panels. That helps cement Jennifer’s image as someone who is not to be trifled with. I liked the originality of the panels with the rats.

As a geek on a budget I believe that “Jennifer Blood” #1 is well worth the price of admission. It has a good premise to it with just the right amount of action. If your local comic book store doesn’t have this in stock it won’t break the bank if the you find yourself looking for it on eBay.

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I grew up loving all things geek. I started reading and collecting comics when I was 8. My personal collection has roughly 8,000 books in it. When I’m not doing something geek-related I love spending time with my amazing wife and kids, gaming, and working on cross stitch projects.

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