Black Kiss has ratings and 41 reviews. Ryan said: Had a lot of trouble getting through this one. And it wasn’t because of the very graphic content. T. Howard Chaykin’s Black Kiss (Adult Comics) (): Howard Chaykin’s Black Kiss is hardboiled, erotic tour-de-force now available from. Howard Chaykin’s controversial series sees a new life at Dynamite, bringing its sexed-up story of vampires, pornography and classic noir.

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I’m not sure who this is for, but count me as one of them.

Crimeerotic Vampires in comics. There were several times when I could not believe I was reading and seeing what I was reading and seeing in the panels of this graphic novel.

Howard Chaykin’s groundbreaking series opened the floodgate for x-rated comics by respected cartoonists.

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I don’t know if I am capable of doing a plot synopsis of Howard Chaykin’s perverted and insane Black Kiss that would it justice, but not give anything away. What Dagmar does not realize is that, while the prostitute was playing with the priest’s organ, a nun or someone dressed like a nun strolls in and steals the reel of film, just before the bomb is detonated.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In fact, Vortex Comics’ usual printer refused to print the book due to its content. Oh, yes Chaykin went there.

One that looks more than a bit like Dagmar. Then midway through I really didn’t know and then at the end everything I thought I knew was thrown out the window and there was a complete genre flip. And don’t even get me started on characters.

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The constant buildup is sustained for way too long to even retain any form of structure. This takes Pollack first of all to an occult bookshop called “The Oath of Incannabulata” where he steals a copy of a book about the mysterious “Order of Bonniface”.


His art is his usual sexy dams and square-chined men but in this one, they all get ne-ked. Vortex republished Black Kiss in in three comic books, four of the original comics per issue, entitled Big Black Kiss. And yet, it’s all a not-too-bad noir story.

Chayjin book is a real hardboiled special with lots of hilarious lines interjected to give a bit of colour on this world of slime, sleaze and socio-paths. Sep 11, Jennifer rated it liked it. Of the secondary characters, the only one that could be considered a true innocent, Pollack’s three year chaykinn daughter, is introduced and brutally killed in well under ten panels.

Add the numerous one-sided conversations in this story, and you’ll be doing a lot of backtracking to sort out what the heck just happened. And then I should be ready for Satellite Sam.

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Pages using infobox comic book title with unsupported parameters Title pop Comics infobox without image All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from September A fresh take on sports: He then replies at length as his car is depicted driving off in the distance. And while the artist now lives well outside Los Angeles city limits, he still feels enough of a connection to “Black Kiss” that he plans on preparing more stories set in that world in the future.

A really good post, very thankful and hopeful that you will write many more posts like this one. Going through Murtaugh’s possessions, Pollack finds an invitation to the next meeting of the “Order of Bonniface”. Two hit men show up at the motel where Pollack and his family are currently staying and kill both the wife and the kid. I’m a big kitchen sink guy; I like throwing a bunch of shit at the wall to see what sticks.

What on earth did I just read!? Diamond is a company whose owner is a guy who asked me — and I presume others — to pray for the election of John McCain in A combination of dated, clunky dialogue and artwork which was often unclear not helped by having twins as the antagonists made this quite a hard story to follow. The series is set in Los Angeles in the s and opens with Dagmar Laine, a transsexual prostitute and lover to hoqard s film star Beverly Grove, searching for a reel of film taken from the Vatican ‘s collection of pornography.


I’d been living in California for four years when I did ‘Black Kiss,’ and it was the first thing I did that articulated in any real way my incredible paranoia about Los Angeles.

I agree with Ryan’s review from August 22, All male characters look blocky and awkward, while the women are much more gracefully drawn. Poor kid doesn’t even last two whole pages. I think that paranoia is a part and parcel of ‘Black Kiss. It’s not to say that the story is incoherent, it’s that there’s a lot of different players, and a lot of the female ones look alike perhaps intentionallyand it’s only at the end that the different characters’ motivations are revealed.

Later that same day, Cass Pollack, a man of seemingly little moral fiber, is released from detox blak so he claims and is taking his sweet time going home to his soon to be ex-wife and their three year old daughter.

There’s just something really discomforting about the city that remains today. Website for moms seeking advice, community, and entertainment. It was a wonderful experience, except for my conversation with a Canadian poetess. Fleeing crooked cops and mobster hitmen, Pollack returns to the house where he dropped off the beautiful hitchhiker and Howafd found a lot of interesting information here.

Re-read for the first time since its original publication 25 years ago. I work with and use Photoshop in my comics work. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.