Jonathan Tash Reviews Aspen’s Santeria: The Goddess Kiss #3

Aspen’s Santeria: The Goddess Kiss #3

Review by Jonathan Tash

February 26, 2017

Santeria: The Goddess Kiss #3 is written by David Wohl, with art by Giuseppe Cafaro and Wes Hartman, and lettering by Aspen newcomer Zen!

SANTERIA: THE GODDESS KISS #3

David Wohl Story / Giuseppe Cafaro Art / Wes Hartman – Colors

Santeria: The Goddess Kiss returns!

From the creator of Executive Assistant: IrisLegend of the Shadow Clan and Witchblade, and the artist of Fathom: Kiani comes a new tale spanning centuries, deep within the heart of the ancient civilizations of Africa

As word spreads of Naomis newfound ability, she finds herself gaining notoriety on the streets. But, she soon begins to realize that this gift comes with a terrible priceand once youve been kissed by the Goddess, her magic can never be takenexcept in death! 

SANTERIA: THE GODDESS KISS #3 is in stores March 1st, 2017!

 FC                               32 pages                                 $3.99

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REVIEW: Santeria: The Goddess Kiss #3

“Santeria: The Goddess Kiss” is will hit comic shelves on Wednesday, March 1st. The story, by David Wohl, seems to be about deity who controls people when their life most greatly depends on it. This issue begins in Cuba, back during colonial times. Two brothers fear being sold into slavery, and find comfort with local monks. However, the lead monk betrays the brothers, who are subsequently captured, and sold into slavery. During their transport to Jamaica, their ship is attacked, and before their untimely death, one of the boys is inhabited by the god, who helps them to escape. We jump forward to present time, where Naomi believes something is a miss, and she’s correct. While driving with her friend, her car is intentionally tipped over by two guys who have orders to kill her. When they check to make sure she is dead, the goddess comes out of her and attacks them, and has an intimate moment with her friend. This is where part three of five ends.
 
I found the stories hard to follow, but interesting. Individual parts of the story are interesting, but together it feels disjointed. The saving grace is that the artwork, by Giuseppe Cafaro and Wes Hartman, is very well done, especially the portion set in the past. 
 
I would give this book 3.5/5 stars, as there are elements of the story, which make this interesting, and strong art.

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