Gina Meyers is a private investigator with a gift. Her gift is that she’s a witch, with full spell-casting abilities. But that gift may also be a curse as Gina wonders if she’s worse than the criminals she catches. She believes she’s unique with her ability, but of course she’s not and she’s soon recruited by the British super-secret spy service (MI666).
I found this book to be quite average. If supernatural mystery comics are your thing (and it is for many) than this is probably a really good book for you. But for the average graphic novel reader, there isn’t much here to attract the reader.
MI666 comes off less of a Harry Potter version of the Avengers and more of a military outfit that enchants their weapons and shields.
There seems to be potential in Gina’s character but so far in these collected comics I didn’t feel any connection or reason to want to follow her exploits. And I wanted to. I wanted to find a reason to really get into this because it sounded like something I’d enjoy.
The art was fair but somewhat uneven. I liked the dark, monstrous creatures the most and maybe that’s one of my problems with the book… I feel like we’re supposed to be following Gina, but the nightmares are much more interesting.
I’m moderately glad to have read this, but I won’t be looking for any future volumes and can’t really recommend this.
Looking for a good book? The graphic novel Shadow Service doesn’t live up to the potential of the concept and doesn’t provide a compelling reason to chose this over the other graphic novel options available.
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, through Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.
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author: Cavan Scott
artist: Corin Howell
publisher: Vault Comics
paperback, 128 pages