on August 8, 2000
This is actually the 4th book of the series, preceded by Morbis Gravis 1 and 2 as well as Creatura. The art is top notch, which is true of each installment. The story is more complex than most comics, never using a tagged "meanwhile" approach to scene changes, favoring a more cinematic method of simply letting the story unfold, and those who trust it and follow along even while things seem contradictory or non-sensical, will be very pleased by the end. The sex is hot and the action is great. A very good buy within the series or as a standalone. A warning to the viewer, however... don't plan of purchasing just one... after owning this book, you'll HAVE to buy the remaining ones. INCREDIBLE!
on July 17, 2000
This is the third episode of the saga describing the trips, travails, and tribulations of Druuna, Serpieri's yummy heroine. There are actually two more episodes following Carnivora (Madragora and Aphrodisia) which I bought in the French version. The sci-fi plot is somewhat muddy and the references to AIDS (mutants, etc.) are transparent, but the real attraction is Druuna. She's always in mortal danger but never really afraid. Her healthy libido lets her ride the roughest carnal encounters with little damage and provides her with much pleasure when involved with "normal" humans. It's obvious that Serpieri is focused on showing off her backside, but hey, who's complaining? This is an album to be savored slowly. One will not only enjoy Druuna in her glorious nakedness, but also the rich, complex graphics for which Serpieri has become a BD (French for comics) master.