Thursday, February 8, 2018

Doublecross 02 by Shadoman (#comics #sissy #femdom #chastity)

After a brief break for the holidays, we are back with some more illustrated delights, courtesy of Amazing Transformation Comics.

Doublecross 02 is a two-part comic saga from Shadoman, each of which tells a story on its own, but they really need to be enjoyed together to appreciate the full story. Chapter 1 introduces us to Marcia, establishes her current situation, and reveals her backstory - which includes her gender transformation from Marcus into Marcia. Chapter 2 (Revenge) moves the story forward, exploring how Marcia adjusts to her new life, while also giving her the means to seek revenge against the woman whose treachery forced Marcus' transformation.

In terms of story, there is a lot going on here, a fully plotted tale with character motivation and growth, and a series of twists that add to the tension and the suspense. This is very much an erotic thriller, one where the the sex is exquisite, exploring themes of gender transformation, sexual submission, bondage, and even some romance. The structure of the telling is very much part of the appeal, introducing us to Marcia in the first few pages, which puts the emphasis on the characters and the story as opposed to the 'shock' of the transformation.

Visually, this is another gorgeous comic from Shadoman, with a few different styles incorporated. The characters are beautiful, with lifelike features, expressive facial features, natural movements, and absolutely exquisite clothing. The backgrounds are beautifully detailed in places (such as in Aunt Pamela's mansion) and suitably stark where they need to be (such as in the dungeons or medical facilities). The variety of bondage equipment and transformation machinery is wonderful, and while some readers may find the drawing style of the equipment odd, it really draws the eye and gives those scenes a dreamy sort of feel that fits what the characters are experiencing.

The two comics together make for a long read - 250 pages combined - so you really do get to immerse yourself in a novel length comic. Shadoman incorporates some nice narrative breaks into the story, recapping events and explaining actions, and mixes dialogue and thought bubbles to great effect. This is a comic with depth, and the way the story develops in Chapter 2 (Revenge) is a wonderful surprise, taking everything to a whole other level that helps keep the emphasis on the emotional journey as much as the physical one. All-in-all, a truly satisfying read.
Shadoman is a CG artist who enjoys telling stories through 3D comic art. Originally from the Mid-west, he now resides in Southern California. He is a Viet-Nam vet in his mid-60’s, married to a wonderful gal who is also his best friend and text editor. A film buff with an extensive library, it was his passion for film as a young teen that was his vehicle to escape and expand his own creative mind and become a storyteller.

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