Monday, March 23, 2015

We Can Never Go Home #1

   Here's a new title that offers a true rarity - a fresh look at what it means to be a teen with super-powers.

    We Can Never Go Home focuses on two kids in high school facing the usual pressures: peer pressure, sex, bullies, mean girls - but this is no after-school special.

   Madison is a beautiful girl who's part of the elite group at school, until a mysterious event reveals her secret abilities. As her so-called friends turn against her, she finds the only one who understands her is a smart-aleck "geek" named Duncan.

   The writing by Matthew Rosenberg and Patrick Kindlon is terrific - the characters are real, and their reactions are all too real. 

   I really like the artwork by Joshua Hood - I don't think I've ever seen his work before. The layouts are strong and original, and the character designs are fresh and believable. He's crafting a real world here, and the art meshes perfectly with the script.

   This is a comic for older readers - it includes profanity and adult situations.

    The first issue is a home run! I'm looking forward to seeing where the series goes from here!

Grade: A


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