“The main character makes Shaft look like a jive turkey!”
The crew behind Street Angel hits the ghetto with the Afrodisiac – in SuperColor! There’s cats, gats, spats, and feathered hats…action as big as a Georgia ham and wool so fine it’ll blow your mind! Lock up your daughters, come hell or high water, cause here comes the king of the concrete jungle!
If you happen to like blaxploitation movies and old comic books, this is something you need to read. This graphic novel is full of a bunch of small stories that are awesome and super fun to read. I’ve read a lot of stuff in my time, and it’s hard for me to come up with anything that’s quite like this book.
This graphic novel covers all kinds of classic comics storylines with the goofy originality old comics used to have: from going up against Nixon for the love of an alien woman, to fighting Hercules in a bar. And with the main character making shaft look like a jive turkey, you can’t go wrong!
The art is quite unique in this book. Not only are they able to really channel that 70’s era look and feel of a comic, but they were also able to do some very interesting things when it comes to the design of the book—with staining some of the pages to make them look aged, or making the edges seem like they’re beaten down from being decades old.
I’m happy I decided to go to the signing of Jim Rugg that was taking place at my local comic shop, Pittsburgh comics. If it wasn’t for that, I probably wouldn’t have encountered this book. I don’t know if he has plans on doing anything more with the Afrodisiac character, but if he does, I’d definitely read it!
I give Afrodisiac…
4 Out Of 5 Whiskey Shots
Created by Jim Rugg and Bryan Maruca