Published on October 16th, 2018 | by Jeremy Carr
Tap Dance Killer #1 and 2 Review
Summary: Not bad but could be better.
I must admit at the start of this that I am a little late to the game with this review. These issues have been out for a little time now and I’ve had these issues in my inbox for a while and for that I apologize. Something about these issues just made it a little hard to finish, I felt conflicted about writing this review. To be honest there were times I didn’t even want to do it, I’ve read a lot of comics and I’ve always had been able to give my thoughts. However, these issues just left me feeling nothing. I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to like the main character Nikki St. Clair.
I think that was my main issue with this story. So in the story Nikki St Clair is a stage actress and apparently the production she is working on sucks so her and 2 others are approached by a woman and informed they could be better if they drank this odd drink. Now at this point it doesn’t really seem that any of the 3 question what’s in the shot glasses, they just go for it and down the hatch. The story never really tells you what was in the glass either, but apparently it takes over their minds and they go off killing gangsters. Okay so yeah, they killed bad guys, but they killed nonetheless and get arrested.
However, I think that’s where it kind of loses me, as the next part she escapes from prison to find out why. Am I supposed to feel sorry for her? I mean it wouldn’t be any different if someone just decided to try some crazy new drugs off the streets and went on a killing spree. I mean, there are consequences to your actions and I just feel, like in this story, that we are just supposed to throw those feelings out and just go for it. This story does have some other likeable characters but Nikki just doesn’t seem to have any likeable traits.
So, for this reason alone I was kind of afraid to voice my opinion on this comic. I’m not usually one to shy away from the things that bother me in comics but this one, I dunno… It just left me conflicted.That is why this review has come so late. I didn’t really care for the main character because she made the decision to drink whatever it was that turned her into a killer. I don’t feel that desire to see her get to the bottom of all of this.
Now that is not to say this story is bad by any means and I feel like the story could really flesh out into something amazing. The art in this alone is also something that I loved. It felt like something straight out of the late 80’s and just looked beautiful. There are a lot of things one could find to like about this series but for me these two issues could only bring up a 3 out of 5 stars for me. Its’ not bad but it could be better.