Review: Suicide Girls #1

Published on April 22nd, 2011

A few months back,I found out that the pop culture phenomenon,The Suicide Girls you know,those hot,tattooed,naked chicks were headed to the pages of comic books,courtesy of IDW Publishing.

suicidegirls1I told myself I needed to read this comic when it comes out. Now this past week, we got the first issue of Suicide Girls.Was it all that, or was it just another bad comic on the shelves? Find out,in my review of Suicide Girls #1 by Brea Grant,Steve Niles,Missy Suicide and artwork by David Hahn, and Cameron Stewart.

In this first issue,we meet a gang of beautiful,tattooed ladies fighting their way against the deranged leader of a techno-religious cult called Way*Of*Life.

The stuff in the Way*Of*Life headquarters makes me think a lot of the flashback scenes in V for vendetta and a bit of George Orwell’s 1984. Hahn does a good job making us feel like where in a Orwellian world.

What I can tell about this upcoming series? We’re going to be following a girl named Frank who was rescued by the Suicide Girls and is looking for a way to get revenge on a man named Vanderslice while trying to find her lost best friend in college by the name of Xenia.

I understand that in this first issue we’re getting a bit of the origins of the Suicide Girls.I got very sick of hearing about how evil the Way*Of*Life is.I was even thinking of doing a drinking game by myself for every time they talk about it.

I was a bit let down with Hahn’s artwork. I did not get the feeling I was looking at beautiful,tattooed ladies.It felt more like something that would be from an Anime,which is sad because I was hoping to have a nice looking,pin-up girl book. If bad artwork could ever kill a book for me, it would be in this book.

Stewart,who did the cover and will also be doing a mini-historical tales of the Suicide Girls in each one of these issues,did four amazing pin-up pages in the back of the this first issue.It‘s sad that he is not the artist in the main story line.

I guess this was not a bad way to start off this four-issue series. I am still enjoying Josh Howard’s Dead@17 and Black Harvest, both books that I am very happy to own a lot more than this book. Because those books feel more like Suicide Girls comic.

I will read the next issue of Suicide Girls,but I am not holding my breath for it.

Simon Daoudi
Simon@ComicImpact.com