- Series: DayBlack (Book 1)
- Paperback: 104 pages
- Publisher: Rosarium Publishing; None edition (August 21, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0990319121
- ISBN-13: 978-0990319122
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,224,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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DayBlack Paperback – August 21, 2015
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“If you’re ready for a truly unique take on vampires, this is a story you should be checking out.” —TM Stash EDITOR'S PICK
“DayBlack is a remarkable visual accomplishment by Cross. I mean, my goodness does this guy know how to design a page. It’s like you’re watching a series of stunning paintings. Really amazing work. Just outstanding.” —Comic Book Resources
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Mercer is a former slave who was bitten in the cotton fields and after 400 years or so....and a variety of jobs, settles in as a tattoo artist which works quite well for his kind....especially with the help of his trusty tattoo/blood feeding machine named Hazel. You see, he no longer wants to simply exist, he wants to live.
But, Mercer has a problem. He falls asleep conjuring dark dreams at the most inopportune times....AND, after watching a bit of TV, decides to make a donation to a very good cause that results in a big surprise and what might become an even bigger problem.
DAYBLACK was kind of fun in a weird sort of way, but overall just an ok graphic novel for me. Not my favorite kind of graphics, but the RED, black & white colors were certainly apropos....and the coffin SUPER cool.
Will probably pass on the rest of this series.
The surreal story is only made all the more trippy by Keef Cross' unique art. It's a mix between graffiti and tattoos in the most interesting way possible. You don't so much read "DayBlack" as much as your experience it.
I would love to read more of "DayBlack" and delve more into the world that Cross has created. Beyond the great art, he is putting his own stamp on the vampire mythos and creating a very interesting story at the same time.
Merce is an introspective vampire who enjoys getting high by drinking the blood of drug users. His heart has not beaten since he was a slave. Sometimes he mimics a heartbeat on his guitar. He likes to chew but he doesn’t swallow. He can’t take a selfie. Having been a mercenary and an astronaut, among other professions, he prefers his current life as a tattoo artist. It assures him an ample supply of blood while protecting him from AIDS.
As vampire stories go, DayBlack is better than most. I’m not quite sure where it’s going, if anywhere, but I like Merce’s characterization. The art, like Merce’s tattoos, is mostly black-and-white with a touch of red. The pages seem more like posters than traditional comic book pages. The artistic style has sort of a south-of-the-border vibe that sets it apart. I wasn’t sure I liked it at first but it grew on me.