Image Comics 2017
Written by Jason Latour
Illustrated by Chris Brunner
Coloured by Rico Renzi
No one seemed to notice Sonny Gibson as he stepped back into “The Hideaway,” a dusty little honky-tonk nestled off the Carolina highway. But before the night was over, Sonny would be on the run—from the law, from the criminals, even from himself.
I dunno I think i’m on the fence about this one. It has this whole air about it that is intriguing and the interiors are actually very well done and yet I felt a little lost at times. So let’s break it all down shall we?
I really like the flashback and how it’s done by this team. The story says something about Sonny and the artwork is much cleaner and crisper than the now part. Also the blue hue is a fantastic touch I kind of wish the entire book had been done like this it has a more stand out quality to it that makes you want to know and see more.
Sonny is at this bar because there’s a girl there. Classic story actually something bad went down between them he’s kind of stalking her to win her back and she wants nothing to do with him. I get it it’s cool and Jason does a nice job in getting all that across without even going into details so that’s impressive.
So while Sonny and Kim talk outside a couple good ole country boys are inside the bar with the other waitress and two stories are playing simultaneously. Both extremely well told by Jason. Then something happens it kind of feels out of the blue but looking back on it I guess we should’ve seen it coming from the conversation. Honestly I had expected something different to play out here and seeing this go down this way well okay.
What happens sets the stage for the next three issues. The next flashback though is what got me a little confused it seemed to come out of nowhere and be really random. I’m not sure what role they play and the beginning of the flashback with the crashed car where that fits into that story.
I kind of get why the end of the bar scene happens it’s understandable to me.
The interiors for the present have a much different style than those from the flashbacks and that’s a shame. I liked the detail in the flashbacks more there was a definite sense of style and flair in what we see compared to the now. There’s great detail in the presents use of backgrounds and i’m a huge fan of that but it feels like two different artists at work.
On the one hand I want to see where Jason is going to take this, on the other I feel like I already know. What’s going to set this apart?