I thought The Suicide Forest was pretty good. The story was pretty low key, but there was still a sense of foreboding and dread throughout the book. The dark, sketchy, almost impressionistic art really helped contribute to the tone.
My favorite sequence in The Suicide Forest was the juxtaposition of Alvin's hookup and the suicide of his ex girlfriend. Both scenes were sad and kinda pathetic in their own way, despite the different actions they took. Alvin's ex and the girl he was having sex with even had the same face towards the end of their respective scenes.
I also enjoyed the parallels between the two leads. Both are outsiders in their own way, Alvin being an American living in Japan, and Ryoko having a gift (presumably) others do not. Their respective stories don't intersect here, but I assume that won't be the case for long. Overall, this was a pretty interesting first issue, and it'll probably get me to read the second.