Blood Stain Volume 1 / Linda Sejic
Mad science at its finest. Chemistry major Elliot Torres has been unable to keep a steady job and eventually accepts a job by a rumored mad scientist Dr. Vlad Stein. Humorous hijinks ensue as their collaboration becomes epic.
Ok, where has this comic been in my life? Why am I just finding it now? Did you know she's been publishing it all along as a webcomic on DeviantArt?
Volume One doesn't quite get to the Vlad and Elliot's collaborative hijinks, ending as they finally meet in person, but the trip (and story) to that point is definitely worth it.
Blood Stain has a fantastic blend of light and dark. The humor runs rampant through the pages, yet providing deeply relateable experiences of depression and the at times frustrating futility of job searching.
Linda's artwork is and storytelling is delightful, and yes, I am using delightful in a conjunction with a comic book where from what I can tell every time we see Dr. Stein his hands are dripping with blood. I am also using "delightful" in a comic with such horrors as this. No regrets, it applies.
When does Volume 2 come out?
Advance Reader Copy courtesy of Image Comics in exchange for an honest review; changes may exist between galley and the final edition.