48THRiLLS wrote:Loved this. My only major complaint was the 5 dollar price tag... This was definitely a set up issue with tons of character development and a great last page which will end up costing me 15 more dollars. It isn't anything you don't see coming but it was still done very well and definitely sold me on the 4 issue mini. I sorta agree with the sole other reviewer regarding the art, though I may like it a little more...but it definitely suits this book especially the dream sequence. Reminds me of Riley Rosmo from Proof, I prefer a little less stylized and cleaner artwork but this didn't put me off.
STORY - 10
ART - 8
OVERALL - 9
...6 pages, 2 reviews??? C'mon peoples!
Riley is highly stylized, but consistent... this guy is all over the place in designs, layouts and details. It was interesting to me that he made his backgrounds detailed and the people not so much, makes you wonder which was more important. The art fits the book, but is by no means great, there are vast internal inconsistencies and points it just looks lazy, lines just disappearing into the air. I get that it is supposed to be dreamy looking and I like his kinetic energy, none of the panels are static, but it is not refined by any means.
Riley draws a sketchy line, but he does it the same way every time, this guy is trying to pull off the same effect but is nowhere near as talented.
The art is the biggest problem I am have writing the review. I know I don't know enough Lovecraft to catch all the references, but the art is perfect in some ways and horrible in others.
Pull list: Afterlife with Archie, Bodies, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Coffin Hill, Dead Boy Detectives, The Fade Out, The Goon, Harley Quinn, Hinterkind, Iron Fist: The Living Weapon,The Maxx Maximized, Miracleman, Ms. Marvel, Multiversity, Rasputin, Rocket Raccoon, Sandman: Overture, Silver Surfer, The Walking Dead