A few weeks ago I grabbed a look at Black Mask’s Pirouette issue one, I had been meaning to review this psychological horror title but somehow I was clowning around and I lost track of the review. But now issue two is out and it is time for a much overdue review.
Pirouette tells the tale of a circus clown who has one wish, to find her parents. Now the circus is in town and rumor has it Pirouette’s parents live in this very town. This issue is more of a story-telling one. It aims to move the story along. The first issue left you wondering just what genre this book falls into, what once felt like a horror has changed into a journey of self-discovery as Pirouette does not seem to fit in with the rest of the circus family. Giving her a strong desire to find out more about her past.
This issue has it all: criminal plots, clashes between clowns and a strong main character but it is definitely the art that stands out the most when it comes to this title. This issue has great visuals and choices in colouring. Everything is highly detailed letting the reader know that the creative team means business. The details in each character’s face and design is a perfect sample of the amount of effort that has been put into this title, The colour choices in this issue is great as well. The colours are dark for most part but they also make use of great dark versions of warmer colours such as purple, pink, orange and red. These colours work well in the action scenes that take place both in and out of the circus.
Whilst the story is promising, it is definitely not as intriguing as the first issue that left the reader wondering which direction this story.
Whilst the story is promising, it is definitely not as intriguing as the first issue that left the reader wondering which direction this story will follow; Pirouette #2 is not badly written but it definitely misses the horror of the first issue, this will leave readers wanting more than a story of a clown looking for her parents. The art is definitely the strong point here as the visuals which will grab your attention from the get go.