TEE FRANKLIN (BINGO LOVE) and ALITHA E. MARTINEZ (Black Panther: World of Wakanda) team up for a timely horror series from the Deep South! Mahalia runs the hottest spot in all of 1950s New Orleans. The Jook Joint keeps the jazz popping, people bopping… and the women? The women are to die for. There’s only one rule: “Keep your hands to yourself.” But some men think rules don’t apply to them, and Mahalia and her coven of slain women enjoy reminding them that they most certainly do.
Jook Joint #1 Review
- January 1, 1970ShannonOne of the better first issues I've read in a while, and the author's explanation of why this particular story is meaningful to her really resonated with me. This is a series I'll look forward to each month.
- January 1, 1970Jack StarkWow, and ow! Deeply dark and addressing heavy social issues. I am looking forward to seeing where this goes.
- January 1, 1970Liz (Quirky Cat)I’m going to talk about this issue the way I saw/read it. First I spotted the cover, obviously. I knew right then that I was going to give this one a try. It’s beautiful and badass at the same time, what more could a girl ask for? The part that really impressed me though? Was the first page inside the issue. There was a trigger warning inside. I honestly can’t tell you if I’ve ever seen a trigger warning for a series before – not one provided by the creators, at any rate. I’m so incredibly impr I’m going to talk about this issue the way I saw/read it. First I spotted the cover, obviously. I knew right then that I was going to give this one a try. It’s beautiful and badass at the same time, what more could a girl ask for? The part that really impressed me though? Was the first page inside the issue. There was a trigger warning inside. I honestly can’t tell you if I’ve ever seen a trigger warning for a series before – not one provided by the creators, at any rate. I’m so incredibly impressed by the sensitivity of this, that I would have walked away happy with this issue no matter what happened next. I wish there were more warnings on things like this – everyone has a subject they’d like a little warning to (seriously, can we please start warning people of animal deaths before I spend my time getting invested in the series?). The plot itself is, unsurprisingly, a little on the heavy side. It covers a lot of intense and sensitive subjects – but mainly it focuses on assault. More than that though, it shows an area that should be considered a safe space, and the measures that have to be taken in order to make it so. I’m curious about the characters we’ve been shown so far. If not for one scene in particular, I would simply think they were women trying to rid a blight from the world. But that one scene makes them seem like they’re not quite human. One can argue if that means that they’re more or less human, but I think only time can tell that much. I can’t speak too much for the plot itself just yet. There were a lot of hints about what’s happening here…but I feel like I haven’t seen enough to be able to say anything for certain (plus I wouldn’t want to spoil it even if I could). I’m curious about Auntie and all the others portrayed. Can’t wait to see what happens in the next issue. The artwork was lovely. Each page had rich colors and shading. I couldn’t have read this series for the artwork alone, so having an intriguing plot was really icing on the cake for me. The last page in this issue covers the reason for the series, and is really worth the time to read – I know a lot of people tend to skip letters from the authors, but consider reading this one, okay? It explains the trigger warnings at the beginning, the purpose of the series, as well as giving an idea of what the author has gone through – and what this series means to her because of it.more
- January 1, 1970Tiffany FoxMassive trigger warning! The comics first page even warns of trigger warnings. This is NOT a comic for younger children. I'm interested to see where the rest of this series goes. Not going to add this to my pull list, but the artwork isn't bad. The story line is full of abuse, violence, sexual motivations and voodoo....with what seems to be ritualistic feeding by women on men who have done someone in their circle wrong. Like I said, I'm interested to see where the rest of this series leads.more
- January 1, 1970Elijah BrownTee Franklin, Alitha Martinez, and the rest of the Jook Joint team have created something special here. Issue #1 has all the blood and gore a horror fan could want out of a comic. But alongside that, Jook Joint showcases a very original premise, great character work, and well-written commentary on domestic violence. (And fantastic art too). Definitely sticking with this one for the long haul.more
- January 1, 1970AmberRedemptive writing against domestic violence. Pretty sure I got it for that lovely cover, and oh is there some good, wholesome gore.
- January 1, 1970Erin DarlingSo goodA woman who owns a club and kills and eats men who abuse, disrespect, or are otherwise horrible. Yes please.
- January 1, 1970LaurenVery intriguing start to this new Image series!
- January 1, 1970AlainaThe storyline is amazing. Can't wait to read the next installment.
- January 1, 1970LaTanya PounceyI'm hookedIt's short but it's definitely got me hooked. I'm preordering the next one.Horror... strong women... relevant theme... I'm in.
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