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A Review: DOLLFACE #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of DOLLFACE #1 from Action Lab Comics (under the Danger Zone imprint). Story is by Dan Mendoza and Bryan Seaton, with Mendoza on script, art and colors, Valentina Pucci on colors, and Adam Wollet on letters.

Lila is a life-size doll animated with the soul of a witch hunter from centuries ago. She was created by Ivan and Em for, let’s just say less than wholesome purposes. But Lila can still sense witches, and with her new body she can kick some serious ass. But something went wrong with the spell that created her, so Ivan is still looking for a way to fix it. Enter Janey Belle, who happens to be the keeper of the original Necronomicon. Can they get her to help?

No spoilers, but Ivan has a vested interest in the Necronomicon at this point. And Lila is an innocent (one might even say Puritan) soul trapped in a ball-jointed doll. This story is a great fit for the world that has grown to surround the dread tome and its voluptuous keeper. The mix of comedy and horror is a lot of fun, and these new characters are very likeable and relatable. And the art works with that balance very well, with cartoony gore (and I mean that as a compliment) and expressive characters.

We know very little about Lila and her friends, but this issue shows us that it will at least be fun learning about them. It’s a really good start.

DOLLFACE #1 is available now at your local comic shop or at actionlabcomics.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )