REVIEW by Ginny: Bad Medicine Volume 1 by Nunzio DeFilippis – Release Date June 13th 2012 (@ndefilippis , @puretextuality )

Pulled out of exile from a dark corner of the world, renowned-surgeon turned-fringe-medicine-eccentric Doctor Randal Horne must return to New York City to investigate a tragic research lab accident that’s left one man dead, and inexplicably headless. Now with the help of a distrusting NYPD detective he must diagnose whether this strange case was truly a random act of misfortune or the first calculated move by an invisible psychotic murderer.

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Someone has to take my Netgalley account away from me so I stop getting these previews…

Bad Medicine is… well… the thing is… Ok, so I’m having a hard time reviewing this one because Hogarth’s face freaks me the hell out. I mean, I didn’t love any of the art, but Hogarth takes creep to a whole new level.

As for the story… Well I had issues with that too. It’s the conclusions. Oh, how they are jumped to. See, something abnormal happens. Within the 30ish pages I received nearly everyone jumps on board with this fantastical explanation AND pieces just suddenly fall into place. I’m not saying it’s totally implausible, but I’d like my comics to be a bit more believable. Yes, I did just say that.

Again, it’s not the abnormality that gets me. It’s everyone accepting it like it’s normal when clearly in this world it isn’t, and then being like “oh, well since that’s a thing than clearly everything else just clicked into place.” Outlandish!

As with all my other reviews today, I’m judging based on potential. From what I got, I won’t be rushing to the store every month to pick this one up.

2 stars.

Yeah, the review is super early. The first print comic comes out this Wednesday though.

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