Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Death Sentence London #1

   The new series Death Sentence London drops us in the middle of a post-apocalyptic event (those are aways fun!) that's connected to the appearance of people exhibiting "G-Plus" characteristics (in other words, they have super-powers).

   It's a brutal, hard-hitting world, as the police try to restore order in a London torn apart by riots, renegades wielding powers, and (apparently) a really big bomb.

   This is a series that's for adults - it includes a lot of violence, adult language and loads of general despair.

   But it's well-crafted violence, language and despair.

   Writer MontyNero crafts a clever, gritty story, and artist Martin Simmonds provides amazing visuals, with creative layouts and stunning use of color.

   If you like this kind of dystopic tale (I'll resist the urge to say "here it is"), this is a well-crafted one, with additional layers of super-powered elements added in.

   It's a little too grim for me, but your mileage may vary.

  Grade: A-



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