Publisher: Image Comics
Released: September 26th 2018
Maneaters is a new series by Image Comics. I’ll be honest and tell you that I didn’t even bother reading the description for this one before I picked it up. The cover was pink and black with cat paws on it. That was all I needed to hear before I decided to read it. I know, I’m horrible.
This series ended up being a lot more intense and political than I anticipated. I actually quite like the points they were trying to make though. It takes the subjects of public safety, bodily autonomy, and government control and mashes them all together into one chaotic mess.
You know those series were you read the first issue, and it’s good but you don’t love it – yet you suspect that the series will be worth continuing anyway? That’s how I felt about this series. I didn’t love the introduction to it – but I can see the potential. Some series just have trouble getting the first issue going; there’s so much information to tell us and very little time, after all. I’m going to give this series at least three issues worth before I make any final decisions on the matter.
The cover for this issue was fantastic – and like I said was the sole reason I picked it up in the first place. The artwork inside isn’t really anything like the cover – but that’s kind of a good thing. There wasn’t a lot on the cover to go by, after all. There are a lot more details inside, with bolder lines. The colors seemed dull – but only in direct comparison to the super bright cover. On the whole I was very happy with the art style used.