Review: UNNATURAL #1

Written by Mirka Andolfo
Art by Mirka Andolfo, Gianluca Papi, Fabio Amelia
Edited by Diego Malara, Marco Ricompensa
Published by Image Comics
Release Date: July 4, 2018

I knew I wanted to read this comic ever since I saw the sneak peek in the April Issue of Previews. An adorably chubby pig girl is having erotic dreams about a Wolf man. What more could a comic blogger who grew up on Harry Potter fan fiction want? So when it became available to review I jumped at the opportunity.

Unnatural is about a pig girl named Leslie that lives in a time where the government is not only overbearing but passing laws and regulations that push a particular type of relationship on its citizens. Sound Familiar? Dating outside of your species is illegal. Dating the same sex inside of your species is illegal.

If you’re single, then your taxes are more expensive than other citizens who are in relationships or who are married. If you are unmarried by the time you turn twenty five, you are placed in the government’s Reproduction Program, where they find you a mate.

Leslie works as a waitress in a small restaurant with wayyy too small uniforms, and lives in an apartment with a mouse girl and her pet dragon. She just wants to find her place, and find true love.

The biggest reason I wanted to read this is I’ve never read a comic with an erotic tilt to it, and this comic definitely delivers that. I think it’s a very unique point of view and speakers volumes about the type of situation same sex couples and single people are in in this day and age. They always say that great art is indicative of the time it was created in, and Unnatural is no exception.

I love the art. Clean, smoky and moody, it lays the perfect groundwork for your feelings during this comic. All the colors are in a cool tone and it definitely gives the appearance of dream state. The writing is pretty good too, and since both are done by Mirka, I can’t wait to see what comes next for Leslie.

The Verdict: 9.0/10


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