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Hellicious TP Vol 1

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Take a cute little girl and put her in an entirely uncute scenario - hell. The plot is actually pretty typical of a kid's book. A girl wants a pet and is trying to prove she deserves one. It just happens that the pet she desires is a human soul. She's like a dark Ramona, overly enthusiastic and not really careful enough. Her recklessness gets her into trouble. The illustrations have a cartoony charm, rounded edges and bright colors providing a contraast to dark backgrounds and harsh landscapes.
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I like the premise for this -- that a little demon girl, a heavy metal fan, is incredibly excited when her favorite metal star dies and she's certain that when he joins her in hell, she can convince her parents to let her keep him as a pet. Things don't go quite as planned, however, as her rock star idol was much more mild-mannered in his offstage persona... and I'm curious to see where the story goes.
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I'm sorry I can't review this. The copy I received isn't working on my Adobe reader or Bluefire. If you'd be willing to re-send it I would be more than happy to read and review it quickly.
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Cherry is the precocious (to say the least) daughter of Hell’s primary demon (who happens to be the daughter of a semi-retired Satan). Though a “child”, she is still tasked with reaping souls and getting them into Hell. She tends to have a little too much fun with the damned along the way, but her mother doesn’t mind since they’re all going to be tormented anyway. 

When Cherry decides she wants a more permanent playmate, she hits on the idea of getting her favorite goth musician. First thing is to get him killed… and that’s apparently the easy bit. Once he’s in Hell, Cherry needs to keep him hidden because whether he’s supposed to be there might not be all that straightforward. And so, shenanigans ensue… in Hell.

This is a pretty fun read, reminiscent of I Hate Fairyland. I liked the vibrant art too.
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It’s the cute little kids that always get ya, even if they are the devil’s granddaughter. Make it a bored kid—named Cherry—with the power to harvest souls and you get a recipe for. . . well, whatever passes for a disaster in Hell. This ain’t no cuddly Dante story.
“What is that thing, and why is it. . . cute?” I feel ya, dude. I almost feel sorry for the poor death metal musician, though anyone who makes that kind of noise can’t expect much better.
Mom is about as hot as one can expect a horned demon to be.
Cherry grinning maniacally while on a mound of those she’d just killed was almost funny, but the fact is this tried to make me laugh every page and mostly failed. Even the ad for cassettes missed the mark. It should have been better, considering the premise.
2.5 pushed up to 3/5
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A weaker version of I Hate Fairyland set in Hell. Cherry is Satan's granddaughter and is just looking for someone to play with. She likes to play a little rough though. The jokes just fell flat to me and I was quickly bored with it. I don't know that I would have finished if it had been more than 72 pages.
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Hilarious! The granddaughter of Satan of course gets into all kinds of mischief and drags poor bystanders along for the ride whether they want to go or not. Great artwork. The colors were stellar and the characters looked creepy and funny. I will definitely be on the lookout for volume 2 next year!
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The granddaughter of the devil is the biggest fan of a rock musician who is about to die. That is the premise of this comic book and tell me if it does not sound like a lot of fun? 

I did expect myself to be really entertained by this book, because from the look of its cover it reminded me of "I Hate Fairyland", which is just as gorey and cute at the same time. However, I did not have fun reading it. 

I am sure there are readers who will enjoy this, but I found it too bland. But there is a lot of room for improvement, and although I was expecting that ending, it made me interested in the next volume.
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“Cherry, I hate falling into this role all the time, but you know I used to be kinda like you. Always running off to have my own adventures and things like that.”

“So?”

“So now I’m a head on a spike!”

“So?”

Cherry just wants to have fun but the damned are so squishy! She knows she’s not supposed to make friends with dead people but as the granddaughter of Satan she doesn’t have a lot of viable playmates. Cherry sets out to prove to her mother that she’s responsible enough to be allowed to have a pet human but Sin isn’t sure her daughter is ready for all of the hard work required to take care of a dead thing.

“Things can get weird if you grow too close, sweetie. A kind of weird even your grandfather wouldn’t enjoy. Dangerously weird.” 

Cherry decides that she wants the coolest rock star, Briggy Bundy, as her new friend/pet (think early Ozzy Osbourne) but he’s not quite as excited as she thought he’d be about sliding down the doom slope or the blood-splodies or even the ghoulnado!

The only thing cuter in this graphic novel than Cherry, the little blonde reaper, are the adorable bone demons. There’s so much to look at, including a game show host that is suspiciously Trump-esque. I loved the humour and adored the vibrant colours used in the illustrations. This collection includes the first three parts of the series and ends, predictably, with a cliffhanger.

Thank you to NetGalley, Starburns Industries Press and Diamond Book Distributors for the opportunity to read this graphic novel. I’m looking forward to finding out how the story ends.
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I loved the art in this! It reminded me of another graphic novel I love, Fairy Tale. Cherry is so cute and creepy, and the depiction of Hell in this comic is just amazing, I loved all the characters. The story itself fell a little flat in the middle, but I would definitely want to read more and see Cherry have more adventures.
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So this is basically an off-brand version of I Hate Fairyland except it's demons instead of fairies, but considering that IHFL was a 5 star series that is over now anyway, there is still plenty of room for this to be fairly enjoyable. It was a little bit short but the art was cute and the story is entertaining enough for me to want to see what happens next.
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I tried everything to download this after a requested it, to no avail, and I’m not going to be responsible for ‘you didn’t give feedback’ when I couldn’t download the book. I’m really sad, because I was really looking forward to reading it.
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I didn't know that this series even existed - but thanks to Netgalley and Starburns Industry Press, now I do and I am excited about it. If you have been here on the blog for a bit, you might know that I like the weird violent and often female led comics and graphic novels and this definitely falls into those categories.

Hellicious Volume 1 collect issues 1-3 of the comics and we meet Cherry, the devil's daughter. All she wants is a friend to play with and in hell, there aren't many options, so she takes it upon herself to play with the souls of those she has been tasked with reaping but that makes her mother angry and she ruins them before they are put into their eternal damnation. Cherry is sarcastic and just wants to be a little girl and have a good time. She can be a little violent, but she is the devil's daughter so it comes with the territory.

I really enjoyed this volume, it reminded me a lot of I Hate Fairyland with this cute little girl who is pretty much crazy, but also just trying to get to her goal. Cherry is looking for a friend and Gert was just looking to leave, but the colors and images look a lot alike and if you are a fan of one, the other is a good read for you.

However, this book looks cutesy, but is not for younger readers. Adults only.
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Hellicious is devilish and creative, a graphic novel replete with colorful and vivid images and storytelling.
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Think Skottie Young, as we read this childish-looking, but also gory, drama starring the devil's grand-daughter who wants a pet in hell, and chooses her favourite earthly celebrity.  Although actually that should read 'half a drama' as there needed to be a lot more to this.  It's not even a full arc.  But what we get is reasonable enough.
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'Hellicious Vol. 1' by Mina Elwell, Alan C. Medina, Kit Wallis, and Jio Butler is a comic about the devil's prankster granddaughter.  

Cherry lives in hell and she's bored.  She tries torturing people, but that doesn't seem to make her happy.  She finds out her favorite rock star, Briggy Bundy, is about to die, so she decides to give him a guided tour of his new home.  The problem is that he isn't meant to be there, and now it's up to Cherry to keep him from being found out.

It was a weird kind of gross out story.  The subject of a cute child living in hell was odd.  It didn't really work for me, but the art was ok.

I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Starburns Industries Press and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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I received an arc of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I loved this book. It's so adorable and considering the subject weirdly wholesome.

The story is about a 7 year old reaper named Cherry who just wants someone to hang out with. She gets the chance when a shock rocker dies in his bathroom.

This book is very gory but so much fun!
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Hellicious is the story of Cherry, “the Devil's prankster granddaughter and the cutest grim reaper in Hell”. This comics is weird, and gory and gross. Cherry wants to find herself a friend, and choses the newly departed soul of her favourite musician, who she plans to keep as a sort of pet. The comics visuals are the star of the book. The drawings are colourful, cute and gross and Cherry is very much adorable, even if she is sadistic and totally, utterly nuts. The story is a little odd, I mean the main plot is pretty straightforward but there is this little bit in the middle where Cherry goes a bit nuts about the cultural appropriation of hell which came out of nowhere, and left just as quickly. Should be interesting to see what happens in the next volume though!
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I found this slightly disappointing to read. It reminded me too much of I Hate Fairyland and was just a weaker version of it. It was just okay to read and even though Cherry was a fun protagonist,I just did not want to continue to her story. It is a fun read but can feel samey after a while.
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This graphic novel is weirdly adorable, considering it is about a young grim reaper who just wants a friend, but keeps underestimating how frail the dead people are and keeps accidentally “breaking” them.

I love the artwork! It can be both slightly gross and incredibly cute all at the same time!  This is my favorite picture of the whole book! Its so randomly cute with her eating Pizza in Hell, instead of the normal squirmy weird foods. (There are other scenes where she eats the weird food!) It reminds me of my brother who is super picky and loves pizza.

One thing that bothered me throughout the whole story was that Cherry (the little girl) looks like a human child.  Her Grandpa (the devil) looks like a demon gorilla and her mom looks like a quintessential female comic book devil.  So why is she white and human shaped?

The only thing that kept me from giving Hellicious 5 stars, was that it was hard to follow at times.  I would have to re-read sections, and really study the frames to figure out what was going on.  This would ruin the flow of the story, but if I tried to barrel through it I would be completely lost.

Once I figured out the plot, I really enjoyed the story! It did end on a cliff hanger but I expect that from comics. I really want to know what happens next so I will most likely pick up the second volume when it is released!
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