Reading: Bloodborne – a song of crows (#9 -12)

Bloodborne #9 by Aleš Kot

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This reveiw is for issue 9 to 12 – the song of crows.

in the game, Eileen is one of my favorite characters, she is badass and a little jaded, sad and mysterious too. So I was very exited to see this story arc, and read that it was about her origin. Sadly this is where this comic series as a whole (#1 to 16) takes a dramatic nosedive.

It’s terrible, I have no other words for it. I think it was issue 11 that was like only some LSD inspired images of her falling through stuff. Come on, I wanted her origin story, I don’t want something that looks like the author and illustrator tried to make something psychadelic to explain something deep, that they don’t really know how to explain or bridge, and ergo tries to be all spacy about it so no one questions it.

It’s somehow very disjointed from the Eileen you meet in the game, and it’s not like Bloodborne is overly Lovecraftian, until the end. And I do realise that the cosmic terror is a part of the lore, but it somehow just seems weird in this comic form, it doesn’t work at all.

Please don’t.

Words of advise, if you read this arc, don’t expect a whole lot – and maybe it’s even enjoyable.

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