Review: Bitter Root


In the 1920s, the Harlem Renaissance is in full swing, and only the Sangerye Family can save New York—and the world—from the supernatural forces threatening to destroy humanity. But the once-great family of monster hunters has been torn apart by tragedies and conflicting moral codes. The Sangerye Family must heal the wounds of the past and move beyond their differences… or sit back and watch a force of unimaginable evil ravage the human race.  (Source: This ongoing monthly series was created by David F. Walker, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Greene.  Published by Image Comics.


The last of the Sangerye, a family, fighting the Jinoo; cleansing their souls from corruption. There is a rising force much more potent than Jinoo, which raises the stakes in a very profound way. The main characters Cullen, Berg, Ma Etta, and Blink anchor the story. Berg is my favorite, so far. The science and the supernatural mix well, creating a fascinating tale.

I love this new series from Image Comics. It was recommended to me by the manager of my local comic book store. The writing is solid, and the artwork is mesmerizing. The “Bitter Truths” at the end of each issue is educational and enlightening. I highly recommend adding this to your monthly pull-box.