Monday, December 1, 2008

Sky Doll - Reviewed by Chainletters

Sky Doll by Barbera Canepa and Alessandro Barbucci.
Original review here.


Sky Doll is the flagship in Marvel’s new line of comics imported from Soliel, a premier European publisher.

Noa is a life-like android, known casually as a “Sky Doll.” With no rights or freedoms, Sky Dolls serve the needs of the state - no matter how lascivious or depraved. Knowing nothing but a life of such service, most dolls comply. But not Noa; she dreams of more. And the arrival of two missionaries, Roy and Jahu, proves to be her ticket out.

Hoping to escape her slavery, Noa stows away on their ship. But these agents of Lodovica, the Holy Mother, are not all they appear to be, and Noa is taken across the stars, an unwitting participant in a war between religions.

Sky Doll is a masterpiece. Beautifully detailed artwork and fantastic coloring are perfectly partnered with a thrilling plot line and a truly immersive world. Each chapter reveals something new about the characters and how their hidden pasts all weave together. Ending with a real promising hook (and stunning state-side sales), Sky Doll promises that its eventual continuation is well worth the wait.

Please note that both the artwork and material of Sky Doll is for mature readers only.

5 comments:

John Mutford said...

Hi there,
I'd been hoping a 2nd edition of this challenge was going to start in January, as I'd like to join. But with Dewey's sad and tragic passing, I'm not sure what will happen. Is anyone starting up a 2nd edition in her honour?

Alea said...

Hey! I too was stopping by to see if anyone was set to run the challenge this coming year. Myself and Ali of www.worducopia.blogspot.com were interested in taking over if someone wasn't already set to do so. Thought I'd check in and see!

Comment back or email me :) aleareads@gmail dot com

John Mutford said...

Alea: Should you start it up, I'd join. Just let me know.

Alea said...

Hey John! Looks like someone beat us to it by a day! http://graphicnovelschallenge.blogspot.com/ I'm definitely going to join, hope to see you there!

Laza said...

I got a comment saying that someone was taking over this blog to do the challenge...I have no idea if this is true or not.

I don't have any desire to step on toes, but I started up a challenge (which Alea commented about) b/c I assumed that this blog wouldn't be continued.

If the people who wanted to take this over really don't want me to run my challenge...I'll defer to that out of respect for Dewey...but I am pretty excited about hosting the challenge, so maybe they want to help me out? or we can figure something out?