Mark of the Succubus

Mark of the Succubus  is an original English-language manga created by Tokyopop ‘s  Rising Stars of Manga 3  runner-up winners, Irene Flores and Ashly Raiti . The first volume became available in October 2005, the second was released in November 2006, and the third was released on July 2008.

Synopsis

Mark of the Succubus  revolves around Aiden Landis, a normal 17-year-old boy, mild-tempered and indecisive, who’s never certain about what he wants for himself. His father wants to be a lawyer while he wants to change his social desires. His teachers were so convinced that he could be a student if he’d only stop daydreaming. Aiden just wants to play his guitar and, perhaps, write a meaningful song. Then he meets Maeve, a succubus-in-training.

Maeve is a young succubus who has not yet gotten her license. She goes down to the human world nervously, enthralled by all she sees there- especially art and some teenaged human named Aiden Landis, who seems just as infatuated with her as she is with him. Maeve soon meets Aiden’s best friend, Devin, and his snobby, superficial girlfriend, Sandra, and learns about the wonders and perils of the human world.

However, things can not go smoothly as planned for Maeve. There is a demon on her tail who will do anything in her power to catch Maeve breaking the rules of the demonworld, all in order to increase her own wealth and social status. What’s more, Maeve must decide who to place her deadly Mark upon the Mark that uninhabited the body of the first human she will kill.

She’s not sure how to dress, or talk about humans, and what’s more, she’s not sure that she’d like to seduce and kill one. Which could prove a difficulty for her, which is exactly the reason that she is feeling with people in the first place. And when she ends up falling in love with the same mortal that she ‘s placed her mark on, sentencing him to die, only blemish breaking out of demon law.

Characters

Maeve
  • Age: 17
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Purple
  • Classification: Succubus

Intent and studious, but a little absentminded, Maeve tends to stand out among demons and humans alike. Her quirky clothes mark her as someone just learning the ways of a culture, and her utter inability to lie convincingly adds to the peculiar image. Despite her training, she often makes her way to being among the humans and loses herself in the fun of the moment.

Aiden Landis
  • Age: 17
  • Hair: Dark Brown
  • Eyes: Green

Indecisive, mild-tempered, and a bit withdrawn, Aiden rarely protests when others make his decisions for him, drifting along in whatever direction he’s driven with no real enthusiasm. Al he really wants to play guitar but only knows what he’s doing.

Sandra
Veril
  • Age: 965
  • Hair: Auburn
  • Eyes: Gray
  • Classification: Incubus

For most, Veril is a walking paradox. He has no qualms about seducing and killing humans, blackmailing superiors, or playing dirty to get his own way. At the same time, he has a strong sense of justice, and is proudly loyal to those who are close to him. When one’s peculiar sense of is added to the mix, the incubus often comes across as a puzzle that is nearly impossible to figure out. Veril is an older brother / father figure to Maeve, whom he took in as his own when she was an infant or toddler. He cares deeply for the sake of his life.

Devin Wilshire
  • Age: 17
  • Hair: Blonde
  • Eyes: Brown

Loud and quite purposefly obnoxious to anyone he does not like, Devin is considered something of an oddball including those closest to him. His love of science fiction and conspiracy theories have left one more than one person wondering about his own far-fetched personal conjectures are real or just for fun

Sylne
  • Age: 1129
  • Hair: Silver-Blue
  • Eyes: Turquoise
  • Classification: Succubus

Charming, intelligent, and collected, there is not much about Sylne not to like – on the surface, at least. Underneath, the woman’s hand is in some sort of scheme, and she’s willing to sacrifice herself to an effort to gain more power. She’s two-faced and underhanded, two very good things for a succubus to be. Desiring a certain title, and the power, fortune, and recognition that comes with it, Sylne placed an illegal Human Spell on the Imp, Junael, forcing him to spy on her old student, Maeve, expecting the girl’s nature would cause the younger succubus to slip just enough to use for her own selfish purposes. Sylne is the top succubus in Erebus, a title she inherited from the top top succubus (which death Sylne arranged), and has had an intimate relationship with Veril but they grew apart.

Junael
  • Age: 212
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Reddish-Brown
  • Classification: Imp
  • Animal Form: Crow

Somewhat reserved, Junael is the one who prefers to handle things behind the scenes. He’s meticulously neat and pays close attention to detail; he usually knows more about the situation than he lets on. If it’s going to be done, then it’s going to be the way it’s going to be. He becomes a pawn of Sylne who places on him to the world, and he is forced to spy on him, looking for any slip-ups or breaking the rules. He turns on Sylne and aids Maeve.

Release

Written by Ashly Raiti and illustrated by Irene Flores,  Mark of the Succubus  was published by Tokyopop in three volumes from November 8, 2005 to July 9, 2008.  [1]  Madman Entertainment distributes the series in Australia and New Zealand.  [2]  The series is also licensed in Finland by Pauna Media Group.  [3]

Volume list

No. Release date ISBN
01 November 8, 2005  [1] ISBN  978-1-59816-266-0
  • Chapters 1-6
02 November 7, 2006  [1] ISBN  978-1-59816-267-7
03 July 9, 2008  [1] ISBN  978-1-59816-268-4

References

  1. ^ Jump up to: d   “Manga + Comics: Book Catalog” . Tokyopop . Retrieved 3 December 2009 .
  2. Jump up^  “Mark of the Succubus (Manga)” . Madman Entertainment . Retrieved 3 December 2009 .
  3. Jump up^  “Vanhoja julkaisuja” (in Finnish). Pauna Media Group. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011 . Retrieved 8 February 2010 .

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