Published on August 6th, 2019 | by Kevin Given


Review: Kiss the End # 4

“…There is no point in surrounding yourself with idiots.” – Lord of the Wasteland

This issue begins with our protagonist, alone, walking through the desert. He seems delirious and doesn’t know where he is. He is visited by an angel that calls herself Lofiel. She appropriates the sword of Immortality and, thanks our hero, whose only concern is where he can find Mania, who he was separated from since the last issue.

The Creative Team:

Chu and Loebs bring our hero into yet another era of Kisstory. Jay still doesn’t understand the significance of the sword of Immortality, but he wants to return to his normal, drab humdrum life and is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve that goal, but now another strange creature lay claim to the sword. What makes this issue fun is not knowing if Lofiel is an angel of truth or a fallen angel. We get to follow our hero as he tries to figure out who the rightful owner of the sword is. We catch up to Mania who has been imprisoned by her own father and has the gal to imply that he’s been a good father. Yes, most fathers imprison their daughters and keep them from achieving their goals. When Jay finds out what happened to Mania, he asks Lofiel for the sword. He wants to confront the Lord of the Wasteland to free Mania from Tyranny. Great stuff includes the return of an albeit much older Ramon Ramone and the arrival of another angel, a popular musician from another era.

Edu Menna brings his usual awesome artistic brilliance to this series. The opening scene in the desert gives us a feeling of loss and helplessness for the main character. Menna’s style fits this title well. Highlights include the splash with the arrival of this issues special guest angel and musician also the transformation of Lofiel.

In Conclusion:

The Lord of the Wasteland has imprisoned his own daughter and wants to keep Jay away from her. Jay is struggling to know what the right thing to do with the sword of Immortality is. Heaven and Hell collide as the protagonist confronts…to be continued. ***1/2 (8.3 rating.)

Kiss the End # 4

Writer – Amy Chu, William Messner Loebs

Art – Edu Menna

Colors – Jorge Sutil

Letters – Troy Peteri

Publisher – Dynamite

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About the Author

Kevin Given has studied with "Longridge Writers Group" and "Writer's Boot Camp" a speech/communications major from the University of Maine Presque-Isle/Orono sites. He has created the "Karl Vincent Vampire Hunter" franchise which includes 2 novels and 8 comic books. They can be found on amazon, Indyplanet and Kindle. For a limited time you can get digital copies of "Karl Vincent: Vampire hunter" #1 and "Files of Karl Vincent" #1 for free on Indyplanet. Kevin is producing the third novel in the series "Dracula Rising" (working title) and developing "Foul Blood" into comic book form.

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