ARC Review: Nomen Omen Volume 1: Total Eclipse of the Heart by Marco B. Bucci & Jacopo Camagni

Nomen Omen Volume 1: Total Eclipse of the HeartNomen Omen Volume 1: Total Eclipse of the Heart by Marco B. Bucci
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

No matter how fast your run, sooner or later your past will catch up with you. Becky Kumar is a daughter of three mothers, a geeky twenty-year-old from New York City who is about to cross the veil between our reality and an ancient realm of otherworldly truths. From writer and RPG creator MARCO B. BUCCI (Magna Veritas, Memento Mori) and artist JACOPO CAMAGNI (X-Men Blue, Deadpool The Duck) comes the tale of witchcraft and secrets that became a sensation in Europe!

Collects Nomen Omen #1-5

Warnings: full frontal nudity, sex scenes

In a way, Nomen Omen feels like a lot of fae urban fantasies, with the protagonist getting attacked by a mysterious creature, takes her heart and sics the Wild Hunt on her. She meets another fae creature who explains stuff to her, and introduces her to someone who might be able to tell what’s wrong with her. The artwork is visually stunning, and has a demarcation between the character’s inability to perceive colors, giving us a grayscale in her regular life, and her vivid dreamscape. The plot is quite confusing, though, and frequently skips forward without much explanation, making reading this a frustrating experience.

Is it diverse? queer characters; main character has two queer mothers

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review from Image Comics, via Edelweiss.

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Releases on March 24, 2020

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