Tart volume 1 was a comic I reviewed last year from writer Kevin Joseph and artist Ludovic Salle, I even went as far as to say that this was my favourite creator owned independent comic of last year on my appearance on “An Elegant Weapon” podcast. The book is brilliant I cannot recommend enough that you go speak to Kevin or the publisher WTFlux comics. I recently was lucky enough to look at the next instalment of Tart.
The story picks up directly from the last issue, with the girls of the demon battling team, as they are about to embark on training for their next mission. Both Tart and Gloom are teleported to a beach with Lemon La Morgue to a desert island where they commence their training. Only little do they know this is more than they ever imagined it could be. This also removes the girls from the HQ where their boss goes on her own mission.
Kevin Joseph has once again written an issue of this story that is a great beginning to the next volume of his story. Giving us the main character driven story, while also involving us in all the other cast of this comic, with the identities of the supporting members of the group becoming more apparent, while keeping the story with the main focus moving.
Ludovic Salle on art once more is the perfect choice for this comic. Ludo has a very old school style of drawing the female form. His costume and character design is very much believable, costumes are not all body hugging show as much flesh as possible. The women all wear bikinis at the beach, and everyday clothes while meeting each other. This only emphasises the costume changes for battle as and when they are used. I am not sure if this is a joint decision between Kevin and Ludo but it is well done.
The book on a whole, just makes me sure that this is an independent comic of the highest level, both art and story flow brilliantly together. My signed copy of issue 1 has taken pride of place on my wall (thanks Kevin) I need at some point to get my hands on a hard copy of volume 1.
You can also get your hands on Tart volume 1 and pre-order issue 4 at – www.whatthefluxcomics.com/webstore
Im recently also informed that, if like you are in the uk and want a hard copy of Tart vol.1 or want to preorder issue 4, you can do at ukondisplay.com. As ever please share, comment, and come and chat more to me about any of my reviews, or posts, or just come and chat with me on @jaybwebb on twitter