Page 45 Review by Jonathan
Moving tale involving angry gay Russian immigrant Nikita whose looking for love and recently had to have his hand amputated. Comics really do surprise you sometimes. Whatever I was expecting from this particular work given the setup, it certainly wasnt this. It an emotional but amusing, beautifully drawn tale, centred around a richly complex individual, capable of great affection, but also great verbal cruelty. Also, I think Craig Thompson would be a fair comparison to make art-wise, seriously.
Nikita is indeed looking for love. Deep, meaningful and significant love, including lots of passionate sex. The latter he has found many times, the former, well thats a bit trickier. He is also quite convinced its going to be impossible for him to do so, which doesnt help. Enter Lucian, who on the face of it, seems too good to be true, and of course is. Because whilst he is happy to give Nikita the emotional comfort he wants, hes unable or unwilling to commit himself physically. This collects the first 110 pages of the long running webcomic. More to come in printed format, another two chunks of about the same length each I believe. But if you cant wait until then, or want to have a peak at the art, and I strongly urge you to as it is splendid, you can read the first 314 pages HERE. Be warned, does contain willies.