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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Chaykin’s inventive layouts and indirect storytelling make you work as a reader, but behind the prostitution, ultraviolence, clerical abuses, transsexuals, and vampirism there’s a classic and truly clever noir fable. Retrieved from ” https: But I am going to try Pollack becomes caught in the middle as everyone around him attempts to win, leaving Pollack in a position where he seems unable to survive.

Do not go into it lightly. That said, it is certainly action-packed and has a number of surprising reveals. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In the immediate future, Chaykin fans can find the creator’s writing work in the final issues of BOOM!

I thought I’d be back in a couple of years. This is because she is Grove’s granddaughter, in addition to the nun who stole the reel from Father Murtaugh earlier in the story. When I returned to comics inafter being driven out by the then editor in chief at one of the major companies, I made a conscious decision to apply graphic design techniques hitherto only hinted at in comics. I protected myself from what I perceived as the serious danger of nobody buying the book by taking a large advance against royalties.

Covering the hottest movie and TV topics that fans want. After finishing this book, I knew I needed to read it again to pick up all the clues he leaves behind But Chaykin is unfazed.


I think that paranoia is a part and parcel of ‘Black Kiss. I looked at everything but comics for six months, and built a playbook of new ways to present information on a page. Apr 21, Artur Coelho rated it it was ok. Besides — the Internet is full of imagery much more provocative than this.

Some of my favorite stuff is the stuff that Alan Furst does. This meant that casual browsers could not open the comic, or obviously see the internal content however, this was not done when Vortex released a series of collected editions called Big Black Kiss in He attends this and discovers the Order was formed at the beginning of Hollywood ‘s movie era and that they worship Charles ‘Bubba’ Kenton, a s film star who was also married to Beverly Grove.

This is possibly one of the raunchiest things I’ve ever read.

Interested in creating comics? Dagmar’s reason for using such an incendiary method for murder is to make certain that an incriminating reel of film that is in the priest’s possession will howrd destro 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.

The following interview contains preview images that may not be appropriate for all ages or workplaces. But it was distributed by an independent publisher and was played largely for laughs.

I really respond to that sort of stuff – the idea of an average guy in a situation bigger than he can accommodate. Well, ksis is when the story starts to get perverted and weird, in a fun, fascinating, and gruesome kind of way.

Want to Read saving…. Going through Chaykij possessions, Pollack finds an invitation to the next meeting of the “Order of Bonniface”.

Chaykin is a master storyteller and an artist like no other But if you like your noir black as pitch and bitter as burnt coffee, if Roman Polanski’s Chinatown is your idea of a feel good movie, then you’ll probably have as much fun reading the book as I did.


His art is his usual sexy dams and square-chined men but in this one, they all get ne-ked. People aren’t getting worked up about this sort of stuff anymore. That was disgustingly awesome.

Each and every one is a ruthless criminal, a sexual deviant, kisss both. I remember buying the individual issues as they came out and laughing every time. I love everything that Howard does.

Howard Chaykin on his lewd, depraved, banned graphic novels

It was a wonderful experience, except for my conversation with a Canadian poetess. One that looks more than a bit like Dagmar. And just in case it’s not yet clear, this is XXX material. I think blaci is a fair assumption to make that, whether or not you will be the slightest bit interested in reading Black Kiss, will be dependent upon whether or not the sex and violence that I described in the above synopsis gets you interested in finding out what weird and perverse things happen next.

I work with and use Ohward in my comics work.

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The shock factor is so high, you can’t put it down. Open Preview See a Problem? Refresh and try again. It seems clear to me that, just as American Flagg! News that there was a sequel made a couple of years ago gives me hope, as I feel there’s an excellent piece of work here just in need of a slightly different re-telling.