Boom Studios 2015
Created & Written by Justin Jordan
Illustrated by Jorge Coelho
Coloured by Tamra Bonvillain
Uhm okay wow I am extremely intrigued it’s an interesting premise and John himself is quite the unexpected character and the whole is just off and oddball enough to grab your attention without it feeling like its too obsurd to believe. There’s a fine line between enough and going too far and Justin is definitely skirting it here but in such an entertaining way kudos to him because this really is fun and has much more depth to it than you think it does even after reading the first issue.
Jorge and Tamra have their work cut out for them here and they bring it. Seeing the world through John’s unique vision is something we’ll never get used to so hopefully we won’t get a whole issue devoted to that or i’ll need dramamine. His eyes are incredible and the story behind them is one I can’t wait to have explored. The introduction of Berry and Lyta have a more traditional and classic look to them which is strong and make them very attractive. Berry is such a handsome and haunted man and they make him this blonde classic leading man.
When Lyta brings Berry to meet John I like that he’s depicted as himself visually so that the difference in how they seem comes across extremely well. Plus the dialogue here is frakkin wonderful. John’s condition has made him seem to be crazy and unable to contain one strain of thought without veering off into different tangents but then somehow you’re still able to understand all that’s happening with him and what he’s trying to convey. I’m almost sad that Lyta isn’t going to be around as much and that is why Berry is needed by John but hopefully this will become something of a trio in business together and not just a duo.
Yeah what John does don’t even try to understand or work to figure it out it’s not worth the time just go with it. This is the best instance of roll with it that I EVER seen. How he lives in his house how he has money for what he does I have no clue but I do know that the answers will trickle out as he rambles on and on.
Something about what John is currently working on has to do with the other thing we see in this issue. Now this to me is classic horror movie stuff with a man in the woods with a hatchet killing people at night in the dark. Yeah it’s creepy it’s fun and the man’s narration along with it well it’s adds an element to this that’s also very unexpected, thrilling and honestly isn’t something you wanna read at night before bed. That it’s this well portrayed in the writing and the interior artwork makes me an incredibly happy camper.
Horror, mystery & comedy all rolled into one could add a little intrigue as well since things are clearly spelled out what’s happening make this really more genre defying and definitely something that when you finish reading you immediately go back and read again. This could be the years IT book.