Devil’s Candy Volume 1 covers chapters 1-3 of the supernatural comedy webcomic by Bikkuri and Rem. Frankensteinesque creations and supernatural mishaps abound in this imaginative universe.
I’ve received a free ARC of Devil’s Candy (Vol. 1) from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Kazu proudly proclaims his latest science experiment a success. He’s created a humanoid named Pandora, a being of superhuman strength and agility. To impress his teachers and peers at Hemlock Heart Academy, Kazu brings her to Biology class. Her destructive abilities, however, cause more trouble than Kazu could handle. He has honestly created her for companionship (his famous parents are absent and emotionally unavailable). Chaos, monstrous creations wreaking havoc, and mad scientists defying the laws of nature follow. Pandora, in the middle of it all, realizes that it takes more than good grades and perfect attendance to make it through school.
Devil’s Candy contains a cast of distinguishable characters, swiftly drawn action sequences, and engaging monster fight scenes. The students and teachers are categorized by devil types like Imps, Cyclops, and Daemons. If you’ve watched and enjoyed The Nightmare Before Christmas and or Soul Eater, you’re likely to enjoy Devil’s Candy. There are familiar elements from the two, such as the setting and characters, but Devil’s Candy offers an entertaining experience that combines high school life, horror, and comedy.
The webcomic provides imaginative moments and comical character dynamics for its target audience. Its manga medium art style is appealing, and Pandora’s character development is one to watch. However, there’s also sexual innuendo and jokes here and there, so this webcomic isn’t for everyone.
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Author: Brahidaliz Martinez
Brahidaliz (pronounced Bra-da-leez) is a 2019 graduate of American University’s MFA in creative writing program. Their cross-genre chapbook, Coquí’s Song, is forthcoming (2023) from Mason Jar Press.
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