Irresistible #1


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Irresistible #1


  • Words: Raven Gregory
  • Art: Derlis Santacruz
  • Colors: Franco Riesco
  • Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment
  • Price: $3.99
  • Release Date: Jul 25, 2012

The new thriller by Raven Gregory may be more a dip into the “superbanal” than the supernatural.

Allen Keeg is not recovering well from his recent heartbreak. His boys try and help him to forget his troubles by going to a strip club, but to no avail. Then everything changes when Allen meets a mysterious old lady who’s more than she seems and grants our middle-aged chump a childish wish he haphazardly makes because he’s tired of feeling broken all the time. The next day, his life takes a turn for the better: it seems every woman who normally would turn a blind eye toward him is ready to give him more than just a turn of their heads, but at what price? What will Allen’s irresistibility ultimately cost him in the end?

Raven Gregory gives us an Aladdin tale most of us can relate to, mainly the heart cramps and mind spasms of a break up, complete with all the clichés that go along with it, from the strip club to the desperate drunken phone call. What Gregory also creates for us –– and by “us” I really mean the male contingent of comic book fans who care more about big breasts over believable story –– is nothing more than an adolescent fantasy. By the end of Irresistible #1, the fantasy manifests itself in yet another cliché: a coffee shop barista who, once she doffs her apron, becomes a sex goddess of the café restroom.

A bit incredible, but then again, it is a comic book. But for something like this, I was expecting a higher concept premise and not a bundling together of platitudes we’ve seen before. One thing is certain, though: something dark is waiting for Allen Keeg and Irresistible’s readers around the bend of a pair of smooth Santracruzian thighs, and perhaps the series’ nubile illustrations will be sufficient to keep readers engaged long enough to reach their –– I mean its –– climax.

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  • derlissantacruz

    derlissantacruz Jul 12, 2012 at 9:47pm

    I want to make a clarification with respect to one of the credits of "Irresistible # 1" the artist is Derlis Santacruz, not Juan Santacruz, I hope you can correct.
    Thank you!

  • Andy Oliver

    Andy Oliver Jul 14, 2012 at 1:15pm

    Hi Derlis. Correction made. Our apologies!

  • derlissantacruz

    derlissantacruz Jul 14, 2012 at 1:36pm

    Thank you Andy!

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