Zenescope Entertainment 2018
Written by Hans Rodionoff
Illustrated by J.G. Miranda
Coloured by Leonardo Paciarotti
Lettered by Taylor Esposito of Ghost Glyph Studios
There are many stories surrounding the Denver Airport, is it hiding a secret underground base? Does the creepy Mustang statue ward off demons? What secrets does it keep from the outside world?
I have to admit that this issue did a lot for me where my mind and thinking are concerned. To be honest I cannot recall hearing anything about the Denver Airport among the conspiracy theories out there in the world. So now I have something new to think about there and that is what you hope a story will do to a reader, open up something new that they didn’t know about. Then add into all that the story itself, the characters we are introduced to and how it all unfolds and this, this one took me by surprise and in the best possible ways!
So the Mayor of Denver is meeting up with Senator Muransky. God only knows of what state she represents but I think that’s irrelevant to be honest because she’s here and that’s that. Her son is along with her and he’s one of those characters you instantly fall in love with. He is crazy, opinionated and definitely the epitome of privilege and stereotypes aside his personality is infectious. What Hans does here with him is some of the most crazy in-depth and honest approaches I have ever seen and by god it works like a damn charm.
I really found myself engrossed in this story. Any time a story can be this honest in its approach and make no bones about Kyle being obsessed with all the conspiracy aspects of the airport as they walk through it makes me incredibly happy. I learned more about the legends behind the airport by reading this than I would’ve imagined was even out there. It also sparked my interest in the airport and I wanna go explore for myself! Yeah that’s the power of storytelling. Kyle is someone you want to see go through this and find out for himself if the rumours are true and root for him to boot. You want to see him be able to livestream or Instagram live or whichever social media platform it is he uses and tell the world about what’s going on.
The interiors from J.G. and Leonardo are spectacular! I so impressed with the linework here from it’s delicate use to it’s boldness and how they are can used side by side or even blended to create this magnificent attention to detail really is marvellous. The way we see the entire panels utilised as they are fleshing out the airport and the scenes is so stupendous in how it expands those moments and brings this whole size and scope to the story. The utilisation of the page layouts and how we see the angles and perspective in the panels show us this meticulous eye for storytelling. The colour work here as well is just as impressive in helping to flesh out this story.
The writing here is superb and I mean that with all my heart. The way the story unfolds and all the twists and turns that encompass what we see makes this one of the strongest stories of the week. The way we get into the characters and care about what is going to happen to them is insane. Everything and nothing is what it seems to be here and that by the end of the issue we see our intrepid duo talking about these people I sincerely was wanting to see Kyle hook up with them. This series has been nothing if not fascinating and the tension created here to finally see where it’s all going pretty much guarantees that we’re coming back.