Surreal Tale of Hoodoo and Gangsters makes an Amazing Read
Blue Hand Mojo
Hard Times Road
by John Jennings
Comics & Graphic Novels, Horror
Pub Date 01 Mar 2017
Wow! Blue Hand Mojo is an amazing graphic novel. The artwork is gorgeous - dark and edgy, perfect for a surreal tale of hoodoo and gangsters. John Jennings is a talented author and artist. Frank “Half Dead” Johnson is a marked man, owned in part by the Devil and in part by Noir, the dark goddess of imagination. From her, Frank gets his magic, and from the Devil his task - to acquire souls for Ole Scratch’s final musical number. In 1931, having dark skin doesn’t make for an easy life, and with Frank’s additional challenges - well life is a bumpy road.
Considering just how good Blue Hand Mojo is, I can easily imagine John Jennings making his own deal with Noir. Whether you like fantasy/noir blends, graphic novels or are simply looking for something wonderfully unique, I highly recommend Blue Hand Mojo.
I received a copy of Blue Hand Mojo from the publisher and netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
1931. Bronzeville. Chicago. The mage, Frank "Half Dead" Johnson, is a marked man. Literally. A drunken decision fueled by tragedy has left him with half a soul, sorcerous powers, and two centuries to work off his debt to Scratch (aka The Devil) himself.
Watch as "Half Dead" attempts to save his own soul, pay his debt, and help as many people as he can along the way. It's a hard-hitting Hoodoo Noir highball with just a splash of Southern Gothic. Smack-dab in the dark heart of the Windy City. Hold on tight! It's going to be a bumpy ride down Hard Times Road.