This book was okay. I enjoyed Young Liars but stopped reading after the wacky twist where the main character was insane or something, so I don't know how it ended, and I think I read the first issue of Sparta for the review group, and this was very much written in what I know of his style, which can be described as... purposefully strange. Such a style can be charming when genuine, but is also in danger of feeling contrived. I felt the latter when I started reading this book, but by the end I was convinced it was the former. Dan is a fun character for a hippie, and I'm interested in his further adventures.
I thought the pacing was good for a first issue, introducing Dan and giving us a good feel for what he's about, and introducing two important side characters, and then killing one off for as good an emotional payoff as you can get in one issue.
The art was decent. Cartoony but not too cartoony, and it allowed the book to come off as light-hearted despite the gory murder scenes and general depravity.
As long as this book can keep from seeming "too cool" for its own good, I will keep reading it.
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