Jook Joint #1
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 Details

TitleJook Joint #1
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 3rd, 2018
PublisherImage
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Horror, Comic Book, Fantasy, Historical, Graphic Novels Comics

Jook Joint #1 Review

  • Shannon
    January 1, 1970
    One 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.
  • Latanya (CraftyScribbles)
    January 1, 1970
    I cannot wait to read more from this series. Mahalia's more than a Hoodoo queen. She's a goddess - one that's fiercely protective of her coven. She feeds their hunger from anyone showing disrespect towards women and children. I won't share all the details. Great storyline. Phenomenal art set in 1950s New Orleans.But, the gory, tantalizing fun deserves a read, and I anticipate seeing more of this comic book in the future.5/5Trigger warnings: Domestic violence, abuse, gore, adult situations
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  • Jack Stark
    January 1, 1970
    Wow, and ow! Deeply dark and addressing heavy social issues. I am looking forward to seeing where this goes.
  • Flow Chi Minh
    January 1, 1970
    Whew. This is an intro that cuts no corners and gets right to it. I really, really dig the idea. A southern Bayou madam runs a jook joint where men of loose morals can quickly meet a violent demise. The madam also has a coven of sorts of women who follow her lead and take refuge in her mission of retribution against abusive men. But when a new woman seeks her guidance, does she know what she is getting herself into? It remains to be seen what comes next. This is a great opener with high potentia Whew. This is an intro that cuts no corners and gets right to it. I really, really dig the idea. A southern Bayou madam runs a jook joint where men of loose morals can quickly meet a violent demise. The madam also has a coven of sorts of women who follow her lead and take refuge in her mission of retribution against abusive men. But when a new woman seeks her guidance, does she know what she is getting herself into? It remains to be seen what comes next. This is a great opener with high potential and more importantly, an outlet for author Tee Franklin to work through her personal history with abuse and inspire others to do the same.
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  • Marisa Carpico
    January 1, 1970
    Would be perfect if the last page weren’t such an abrupt and slightly unclear ending. Really smartly deals with a tough issue without feeling preachy. Can’t wait to read more.
  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • Sharonda Isadora
    January 1, 1970
    One of the best comics I've come across. I'm so glad I came across this series on my Instagram feed. Jook Joint covers protagonist Mahalia who runs an establishment where folk come to relax and release. Only thing she ask is that you mind the rules when you're there and if you don't....there are consequences, deadly consequences. But folk also come to Mahalia for revenge for the wrongs done towards them. In book 1, we get a bit of background on Mahalia and her sirens. We also get a side story of One of the best comics I've come across. I'm so glad I came across this series on my Instagram feed. Jook Joint covers protagonist Mahalia who runs an establishment where folk come to relax and release. Only thing she ask is that you mind the rules when you're there and if you don't....there are consequences, deadly consequences. But folk also come to Mahalia for revenge for the wrongs done towards them. In book 1, we get a bit of background on Mahalia and her sirens. We also get a side story of a woman who wants revenge against her husband because of his abuse but is struggling with the decision. I truly enjoyed reading this and have already gotten book 2, can't wait to dive into it. Also, the graphics are off the chain in Jook Joint! Crisp and beautiful art. Well worth the purchase!
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  • Anna Heidick
    January 1, 1970
    Interesting premise and world building, as well as a decent first issue. These are some deep and dark things to tackle, and I'm curious to see how this series handles them.It's sad how often these horrid situations of abuse occur. The books author is one of these survivors. I wish everyone the best of health and safety, and if people do find themselves in these relationships there is hope and they can receive help. The author left phone numbers for the national domestic violence(1-800 799 7233), Interesting premise and world building, as well as a decent first issue. These are some deep and dark things to tackle, and I'm curious to see how this series handles them.It's sad how often these horrid situations of abuse occur. The books author is one of these survivors. I wish everyone the best of health and safety, and if people do find themselves in these relationships there is hope and they can receive help. The author left phone numbers for the national domestic violence(1-800 799 7233), sexual assault (1-800 656 HOPE (4673)), and suicide prevention (1-800 273 8255) hotlines.
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  • Tiffany Fox
    January 1, 1970
    Massive 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.
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  • Curtis Anderson
    January 1, 1970
    I found out about this series of graphic books and fell in love with the series right away. Tee Franklin is creating a magical world where you need to follow the Jook Joint rules of face the consequences. I love the way this series of books paints a world where the traditional power structures get turned upside down. This book series deals with abuse and sexual assault.
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  • Elijah Brown
    January 1, 1970
    Tee 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.
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  • Amber
    January 1, 1970
    Redemptive writing against domestic violence. Pretty sure I got it for that lovely cover, and oh is there some good, wholesome gore.
  • Erin Darling
    January 1, 1970
    So goodA woman who owns a club and kills and eats men who abuse, disrespect, or are otherwise horrible. Yes please.
  • Cookies N'cream
    January 1, 1970
    Interesting. Never read a story quite like this one. But I got hooked. You will enjoy it too....if you are into that creepy stuff.
  • Lauren
    January 1, 1970
    Very intriguing start to this new Image series!
  • Alaina
    January 1, 1970
    The storyline is amazing. Can't wait to read the next installment.
  • Cakehatwombat
    January 1, 1970
    She's a lady with gators who eats bad guys, what isn't to love tbh?
  • LaTanya Pouncey
    January 1, 1970
    I'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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