Voodoo 2: Killer in Me

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6.5 Overall Score
Story: 6/10
Art: 8/10

Shows series was developing

Unbalanced story due to cancellation

Comic Info

Comic Name:  Voodoo

Publisher:  DC Comics

Writer:  Josh Williamson

Artist:  Sami Basri

# of Issues:  7

Release Date:  2013

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Voodoo #0

Reprints Voodoo #0, 7-12 (May 2012-November 2012).  Voodoo has taken her life and Priscilla Kitaen is out for revenge!  Forcefully teamed with Lincoln’s Black Razors, Priscilla is headed to Jupitor’s moon of Europa and an ancient civilization of Daemonites.  The Daemonites are hiding a weapon known as the Blue Flame which could be the turning point in the Daemonites’ war against humanity.  Priscilla and the Black Razors must stop Voodoo and the Daemonites before it is too late!

Written by Josh Williamson and illustrated by Sami Basri, Voodoo Volume 2:  Killer in Me was part of the New 52 realunch of the DC Universe.  Following Voodoo Volume 1:  What Lies Beneath, the second volume was the final volume in the series.

Voodoo was in trouble from the start.  A series about a stripper who is also a terrorist villain didn’t sit well with a lot of critics who accused the comic of being sexist.  I actually kind of liked Voodoo and found it to be a different voice in the DC Universe.  Reading this volume, I think Voodoo could have changed in tone and style if it had been given the chance to grow.

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Voodoo #12

It wasn’t a surprise that Voodoo was a stripper because she was before the New 52, and the volume actually sets up that Voodoo really took Pris’s life.  Both characters had dimension, but the first volume didn’t really allow much character development.  The series started to give both Pris and her clone dimensions, but events surrounding the series led this not to really manifest due to cancellation.

Unfortunately, due to the cancellation, this volume feels rushed.  The first titles of the New 52 series were already collapsing and this meant Blackhawks came and visited here plus a cameo by Grifter (which makes more sense due to their pre-New 52 ties).  As a result, the volume is unbalanced and doesn’t read well.

Voodoo showed a lot of potential and showed that with the New 52 that DC was willing to take risks.  Unfortunately for most of DC’s experimental series, the gamble didn’t pay off.  Voodoo suffered a similar fate.  It is too bad too because in both this and Grifter, an interesting story was developing in the DCU about the Daemonites which brought both Wildstorm and DC into the same world, but ultimately, the story never really played out…just like Voodoo.

Related Links:

Voodoo 1:  What Lies Beneath

Alan Moore’s Complete WildC.A.T.s

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