Lovesick #2

Image Comics

Story and Art by Luana Vecchio

English Adaption by Edward Caio

The Rundown: A submissive’s history is revealed. Domino reflects on her relationship with her piglets.

Three years ago, a young man is introduced to the violent world of Domino and her girls when he attends his first dungeon party. In the present, Domino hosts an outdoor activity in which she interacts with her current slave. Later, the dominatrix reckons with her own deviant fantasies and the nature of her piglets. Finally, the Domino Girls are introduced by name and the incels go wild in the chatroom as the time grows closer to the Red Room’s next broadcast.

The Story: Vecchio continues her exploration into the nature of consensual sexualized violence in the second installment of this horror fantasy. From BDSM to furries, this work delves into erotica that is by no means vanilla. Domino uses these unique activities to enhance her performances both inside and out of the Red Room. And while it is fair to say that her twisted use of this type of role play is fundamentally depraved, I also wonder how much Mother means to use this as her own form of psychodrama.

As the art is also a massive part of this piece, I find it interesting that Domino’s breasts are bare as she considers her life and those around her. While one could take it as a sensual expression of self-care, I also found it symbolic of motherhood with her bloody bath reminiscent of a birthing pool. Domino appears to be a woman obsessed with the care of others: Her piglets, her broadcast, and the mysterious figure she appears to want freedom from. And like most caretakers she is beginning to crack under the weight of it.

I applaud Vecchio for her fearless story telling. I am so interested to see where this story is headed and can’t wait for the next chapter.

The Art: This issue contains explicit sexual content, nudity, and graphic violence. Various shades of red and blue compliment a traditional art style in a way that is both visually and emotionally connective. While blue coloring appears mainly as a locale feature, red appears to reflect both mood and violence levels that ranges from drug induced joy to nightmarish glee. I am impressed by the care that is taken in each panel to deliver a tonal and thematic compliment to the ideas expressed in the overall tale.

Lovesick #2



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