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Basilisk Vol. 1, by Cullen Bunn, Jonas Scharf

beansandfungi's review

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dark mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

A cool concept, with really evocative character designs and a wonderfully dark setting. It mostly felt like not much beyond the vibes though. It didn't feel like the suspense and tension it was attempting to build were happening

cinderrunner's review

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adventurous dark sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

Great art and cool concept. Love the idea of each Chimera having a power based on a sense. Im used to graphic novels having at least 5 or 6 issues in it, so this one only having 4 made it feel disappointingly short. I wanted more context that I feel like im used to getting in other graphic novels. I dont like collecting or reading individual comics so i do look for graphic novels that give me a reason to keep caring. Im intrigued enough by the concepts presented to buy volume 2. But realistically, if it keeps being this vague and short and it starts taking too long to get new volumes out, I may fall off it. 

jessa_yes's review

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dark mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.5

jorge_thereader's review

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dark mysterious sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix

3.0

saltylane's review

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dark emotional mysterious tense fast-paced

4.0

I enjoyed the plot overall and am interested in reading the continuation of the story. The art is brilliantly rendered, especially considering the stark contrast between the flashback and “current” scenes. 

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catburps's review

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adventurous dark

4.0

lyv's review

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adventurous dark emotional sad tense fast-paced

3.0

goldxnapplxs's review

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4.0

I see why a lot of people would rate this book so low. It seems like it leaves the read with a lot of questions about how these characters pop up and what their purpose is. Sometimes, the answers to these questions come later on in the story, and as someone who is up to date on all issues of this comic, I can say that those questions are going to be answered. It may take a little while, and I understand why people don’t want to wait. I’m just saying, give it a chance, because I’ve been collecting it as each issue comes out and I don’t plan to stop until I get some answers.

bookalchemist's review

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this is one of those comics that feels like it desperately wants to be adapted to a TV show, and that's not really a good thing. it's not bad, but it's leaving out such significant chunks of backstory and context that it's hard to care about what happens by the end of the volume.

the art is really lovely, but i'm always weak for a comic that does panels in single colors, especially if they're willing to work in browns and greens.

vishal7arora's review

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dark mysterious sad tense fast-paced

4.0