Stephen Day wrote:The thing that stood out to me the most about this series is how Waid and Krause are using the fact that this is a web comic quite effectively. I thought that the page design, in which sometimes only a panel at a time is revealed, was a really good storytelling method that did a nice job of adding to the story's drama. The only problem with this method is that doing it takes up so much space at times that the issues themselves are, in some cases, shorter that they should be.
As for the story itself, Nocturnus and Galahad are an interesting father and son pairing. Waid does a good job of making both of their points of view clear. The reader can see how they are both right and both wrong, depending upon just what they're talking about at any one point. It should be interesting to see just what is happening with Nocturus's wife/Galahad's mother. Is she actually still alive? If not, just what exactly is going on?
I'll give this an 8 out of 10.
I agree with Stephen's review. I love the way the web comic at key points guides the pace of reading. It forced me to slow down and read the comic at the speed that Waid and Krause intended. In doing so, the comic builds some very suspenseful moments. As I read these issues, I kept thinking how cool it would've been to have Severed or Walking Dead published in this format. I think horror comics, in particular, lend themselves to this design, because they often feature many wordless sequences where characters find themselves moving into increasing danger from panel to panel.
So because this book has showed me that web comics can be better than print comics, and because Krause's art is excellent but generally under-appreciated, I'm giving this book a big ...