Sunday, August 23, 2015

Young Terrorists #1

   This a comic that aims to outrage - and succeeds.

   The title alone is a giveaway, but Young Terrorists goes much further to generate shock and surprise.

   It kicks off with a series of shocking events - a baby is kidnapped, a mob boss is murdered, his spoiled daughter is imprisoned and tortured brutally - and that's just the beginning!

   The story by Matt Pizzolo follows the lives of two young people - Sera, the spoiled daughter who transforms into a force to reckon with, and Cesar, whose life is even worse, as he fights to survive - and it's a fight he's losing, as he is repeatedly beaten and robbed.

   In seeking to survive their terrible lives, the two find a new focus and a new goal.

   The art by Amancay Nahuelpan is a great match for the story - brutal, unforgiving, harsh, intense and real.

   This isn't a comic for everyone. It's harsh and unrelenting, designed to generate anger and dismay.

   It makes for a compelling story - one with plenty of mysteries to uncover. It's definitely not for the faint of heart - but it is a wild ride.

Grade: B+


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