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Dead Letters #1 - Episode I: Nightmare Town Review

5

Imagine waking up in a motel with no memories and finding a gun on the nightstand. This comic takes off like a rocket from that moment.

The Good

Let me start off immediately by saying you have to read this comic.

There's always a gamble when it comes to checking out a brand new comic not associated to an existing franchise. Boom! Studios has released a new series created and written by Christopher Sebela with art by Chris Visions. It's the sort of comic that smacks you in the face, in a loving way.

The comic starts off with a man waking up in a motel with no idea who he is or how he got there. The phone rings and he sees a gun on the nightstand. He hesitates to pick up the phone as it rings but as he does, he hears, "They're coming, Sam. You'd better start running." And then it all just explodes from there.

Despite not having any memories, "Sam" is able to quickly move into action. We get an incredibly over the top story full of action and adventure. Sebela and Visions do not hold back. Just when you think you have an idea where everything is going, you get the rug pulled from beneath you.

The art by Chris Visions and colors by Ruth Redmond are something worth seeing. It definitely captures the vibe of the story perfectly and makes you want more. It's hard and gritty without coming across as graphic.

The Bad

This comic caught me by surprise. It was a great surprise at that. This is a great fresh story anyone can jump into. I have no complaints.

The Verdict

DEAD LETTERS was a comic I hadn't heard about until I laid eyes on it. It's great being able to dive into a new comic and not have to worry about anything that happened before. Our main character has no recollection who he was before he woke up and the action gets pretty crazy. The art and colors captures the mood of the story and gives it a different feel from your typical comic. Do yourself a favor and check this book out.

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Posted by MadeinBangladesh

I will check it out def

Posted by zedneptune

I knew I should've picked this one up at the store today! Maybe there will be another copy left when I return next week...

Posted by ptigrusmagus

Was ready to check this series out. Amnesia plot device, Boom is cool, art looks interesting... Then came the god references. May check out the trade if it goes in a different direction

Posted by longbowhunter

I saw some preview art for this a while back and was curious. Sounds like my kind of book.

Edited by G_Money_Christmas

I enjoyed, I'll get at let the next one. The only problem I had was with some of the grittiness of the art, it was hard to tell what was happening with the action a couple times

Edited by DonFelipe

Great first issue with an intriguing story and terrific art that we don't see in comics everyday -- the truck in the rear view mirror -- BOOM!

Posted by Al_capOWN

this ongoing or a mini?