Review by: akamuu

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Story by Jim McCann
Art by Rodin Esquejo & Sonia Oback

Size: 0 pages
Price: 2.99

I usually get to write reviews before the issue hit the stands, but our store didn’t receive copies last week. As a result, I got to see some other reviews around the web before I got to read the issue.

As a general rule, I tend not to like comics with heavy reliance on either pop culture or, specifically, music. I love both of those things, but feel that often comic book writers use pop culture as not just a crutch, but a wheelchair for unoriginal thought. So I was thoroughly impressed with the way McCann fluidly weaved annoying song lyrics into his story. It could easily have come off as forced or over-the-top, but it felt natural here.

There were also a number of reviews that focused on the mystery aspect of this story. Personally, I like the supernatural element so much that I don’t care whodunit. If Jim McCann was enacting a ruse, and the next issue was like Daytripper, or if he moved on to another character entirely, I’d be on board.

McCann knows his dialog, and appears to know his character in a way that many comic writers these days don’t appear to. And Esquejo and Oback’s art is phenomenal. I’m pumped to see what he’s going to do in issue two.

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 5 - Excellent

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