Title: Jabber Wocky Author: Hisa Masato Release: Monthly Status: Finished Genre: Fantasy, Seinen, Mystery Art: S+ Originality: S Story: A Characters: A Humor: B Action: S
Impression: This is about a femme fatale from the UK who gets dispatched to take care of a little theft problem regarding a royal artifact in Russia but there’s more to this scene than meets the eye. Turns out that the artifact in question holds a secret conspiracy about a race of beings that have descended down from the thought to be extinct Dinosaurs. They secretly coexist with the human race in small numbers having been given roles and territory for their service to the leaders of the world. Ambushed by this surprise, she looks to have been sent on a suicide mission when an unexpected ally shows up to help her – a multi-pistol totting humanoid longcoat wearing Oviraptor called Sabata with a penchant for classy lines. Yeah, he’s just that awesome. It’s set in probably either the 18th or the 19th century and done in film style noir giving it an incredibly dramatic feel. The characters themselves are very interesting and provide even more class to the already huge degree that the art contributes to the series. They have the many quirks about them that show us what they’re made off but it’s the little interactions they make that make you realize just how interesting these personalities are. Sure the style it’s done in can be very confusing and it takes a while to get used to it but it really provides a very unique reading experience for anyone that chooses to give it a shot. Trust me on this though, it is a very interesting read.