Moonstone Clan Comics Review:
I decided to purchase all of the old Moonstone VTM clan comics in anticipation for the upcoming run from Vault Comics, and wow, these things sure are a product of their era. Oftentimes they’re edgy for the sake of being edgy, lacking even the semblance of substance. The characters are often poorly fleshed out and completely unbelievable. Everything that happens in the narrative is there only to throw you off the trail of the inevitable, horribly convoluted and nonsensical twist. There are constant red herrings throughout and then when the twist happens, you’re left in shock at the utter stupidity. But for that reason, they can be genuinely entertaining, like a B-movie.
In regard to all of the negative things said above, this Ventrue issue is easily the worst offender. None of the characters or events make any sense. There are multiple twists, each dumber than the last. I wish I could complain about every reason the twists are so frustrating and nonsensical, but I won’t spoil the… “story”.
As for the “mature” content: Sex! Murder! Rape! It’s all there and it’s all edgy BS! Of course you can have all of those things and more in a story, but this is so clumsy and juvenile that I was left rolling my eyes. Hell, the Nosferatu issue written by the same author explored the theme of child abuse and pedophilia, but it was done (more or less) with purpose.
I’d recommend this only for the morbidly curious.
[1 of 5 Stars!]