Gloom Cookie, Volume 1

Gloom Cookie, Volume 1


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(W) Serena Valentino (A) Various
is Serena Valentino's cult-favorite, goth-infused, satirical soap opera graphic novel series, focusing on the star-crossed relationship between goth clubber Lex and her gargoylesque friend and lover Damion. Each volume collects a six-issue arc of the series; Volume 1 features are from Ted Naifeh, Jon Gebbia provides art for Volume 2, Breehn Burns works on Volume 3, Harley Sparx draws Volume 4, and Vincent Batignole provides art on Volume 5.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780943151342
Publisher: Slg Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2001
Series: Gloomcookie Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

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Gloom Cookie Volume 1 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
dizzyweasel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A goth comic book! So lush. The dialogue is unbelievably cute, the outfits are fantastic, and the soap opera lives of these self-deluded scary kids are fantastic fun.
MartyAllen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Here is a gothic comic book of fairy tales, following a group of friends through their interconnected lives. Stories are told in a confusing manner, and the world itself lacks a solid foundation. Readers will wonder whether the story takes place in the real world or a fantasy one¿and not in a good way. Points of view alternate constantly, so that the reader will find himself flipping forward to continue one story and then flipping back to start another. Despite the confusion, however, the stories are full and intriguing, with solid plots. Characters are well-developed, each with a complete personality, flaws and beauty, and readers will fall in love with them. Stories are thought-provoking and different¿a girl who falls in love with a gargoyle, the monster under the bed who protects the child. Black-and-white illustrations are occasionally inconsistent, and the exaggerated style may turn off some. The life and detail they add to the characters, though, including the exaggerations, make the stories truly come to life. This was designed for an alternative audience, and this audience will enjoy it, though others will find it a hit or miss.
Kellswitch on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A bit mixed on this one. The art varies from crude to subtle, especially with the faces but overall it serves the stories well, especially considered how disjointed the stories can seem to be.I enjoyed the common thread that runs through all of the stories but found them overall a bit hard to follow at first, I had to go back and reread the first few stories a few times to get my bearings, but once I figured out what was going on most everything else started to fall into place. I also enjoyed the mix of humor and darkness, the dramatic and the romantic that fill every story. The balance isn't perfect with this either, but like the uneven seeming art it fit the story somehow.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I bought it, I was only seduced by the draws. They were a miracle to me! And then I started to read it and I was like in love! The draws and the story are made for each other and in my opinion that's a very rare thing to happen in comics world . In the end I was with a tear in my eye and without words. It was better then the best of my dreams or thoughts. I am waiting for more and in 'large doses'.