Writer: Kami Garcia
Artists: Mico Suayan & Mike Mayhew
Letterer: Richard Starkings of Comicraft
Cover by Francesco Mattina
Joker Variant Cover: Mico Suayan
Harley Variant Cover: Mike Mayhew
In THIS series, it’s all about Joker and Harley and their interaction with each other, obviously. Harley holds ill will towards Joker for killing her wife. Yes, her wife. The murder fits the same signature of other Joker murders, one of which was their downstairs neighbor and study buddy.
Five years later she is helping the Gotham PD find and capture the Joker. Now she goes by Dr. Harley Quinn instead of Harleen Quinzel. Even though she is a valuable asset and has helped close a number of cases for the department, Dr. Quinn is laughed at by the department’s detectives. None of them take her seriously and they continue to harass her with insults and demeaning comments. This doesn’t seem to really get to her as she is a tough chick. She’s a criminal psychiatrist and behavior analyst. She’s got hard core independence and a take no shit kind of attitude. And she seems to know her stuff.
The Joker has gone underground, off the grid, having vanished after committing a particularly horrific murder. Therefore, we don’t actually get a Joker appearance in this issue.
However, the artwork in this issue is fantastic!! Some of the panels are black and white and some are in color. The ones in B&W are phenomenal with a shattering spot on use of shading to accent every facial expression, every wrinkle in the clothes, every shadow. The bold contrast has a strong impact when put together with the text in those panels. The color panels, now those look almost like oil paintings and I’m almost certain they used live models for a lot of them.
One small problem I did have with this issue, and yes this might be nitpicking, was that the writer gives the wrong definition for criminal insanity. It bothers me because DR. Harley Quinn is supposed to be really good at her job and she gives this definition while giving a presentation. I feel like it takes away from her credibility as a character. So, we’re gonna have another quick little lesson.
First of all, the term ‘insane’ only exists in the legal profession. Medical and/or mental health professionals don’t use the term ‘insane’. Now, to be declared “legally insane” you must meet one of the following criteria:
You were not capable of determining right from wrong at the time the offense was committed.
You were unable to determine and understand the consequences of your actions at the time the offense was committed.
The author writes that “a person is considered criminally insane if, at the time of the offense, they were not in touch with reality to know they were committing a crime or if they could not stop themselves”. This is not only a gross oversimplification, it’s also incorrect.
So, now, hopefully we’ve cleared that up.
I will say that I did really dig all the true crime references in this issue. Those were pretty accurate which is why the above problem was so annoying to me. But it didn’t make me like the issue any less.
Any Joker and/or Harley Quinn fan will like this series. I’ve already got the next book ready to read. I’ll get the review up once I get through issue two. But this is definitely a series worth getting.
Story and Art by Stjepan Šejić
Letters by Gabriela Downie
Cover and Variant Cover by Stjepan Šejić
This is a series from DC Black Label dedicated to the backstory of Harley Quinn and her first interactions with the Joker.
In this series, we meet Harleen Quinzel, before she is Harley Quinn, before she meets the Joker, before her life becomes a circus.
We find her as a doctor but not yet working with Joker, not yet trying to decipher the code inside the whacked-out mind in the world of the curious clown. It’s a biography of sorts, leading up to where she meets Joker and first gets mesmerized by whatever it is about him that appeals to her.
Is it the psychotic laugh, the creepy grin, the backwards theory on life, the constant need for fun and instant gratification, is it the repeated display of lack of remorse and responsibility, or could it be the challenge? The fact that he is reputed to be incapable of love and yet she strives to and does feel some kind of connection with him that resembles, in her mind, at least something close to love, or as close as she’s ever come…and perhaps the Joker himself.
We see Harleen go through some parts of life where she seemingly makes some not so good and some outright bad decisions. Then, of course, there are some good ones. All lead up to when she begins work at the Arkham Asylum and starts to work with Joker.
So, in this first release, we get a lot of background history on Harleen and then we get the initial introduction and we see the first few meetings. We also see where she starts to fall in love with Joker but tries to deny it to herself, as she is a professional doctor and should never feel that way about a patient.
Being the first book in this series, it does give a lot of background information for those of us who aren’t or haven’t always been HUGE DC Comics fans. It gives great insight into how this doctor turned into a twisted lovesick killer.
Beyond that, the writing is fantastic. There’s an eerie narration atop the story as it plays out. We see Dr. Quinzel in a number of professional, and personal, settings and while each of those situations unfold, we have some brilliant writing letting us into the background and the “behind the scenes” as well. Some of the narration is Harleen recalling memories, some is explaining the current situation, some is just her thought process and her own explanations for her motivation and drive. It really is an amazing way to get the most out of a comic book and I applaud the writer. I feel this was a very creative technique to cram as much info into this series as he could. (I think it’s only a three book series, if I remember right. So it makes sense that the makers would want to pack as much punch in as possible, most bang for the buck, ya know?)
The artwork is also fabulous. The art definitely adds the perfect imagery to the narrative being told. The artist has a genius way of using the color palette to take certain tones to imply particular time frames, albeit past or present, with bright bursts and flashes of color to emphasize the Joker’s presence.
Additionally, with this series being from DC Black Label, it DOES have a darker, more sinister undertone to it. It’s not that it’s outright vulgar, crude or more violent per se, it just has an ominous and disquieting feel to it as you read it. I do, however, recommend this first book. I think the second, which I already have, is going to really get things going and be incredibly packed full with amazing art and some killer action. We’ll see.
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Andrea Sorrentino
Colors: Jordie Bellaire
Letters: Steve Wands
Cover by Andrea Sorrentino
Variant Cover by Kaare Andrews
I have to be honest from the very beginning and tell you right up front I was very disappointed with the first book of this series from DC Black Label. I figured with what I had seen from the Batman: Damned series and the Harleen series that a series on the Joker would be out of this world. But it wasn’t.
Sadly, the disappointment began with receiving the book itself and just kept going downhill from there.
Every comic book I have gotten from DC Black Label so far has been high quality with thick, oversized pages and nice glossy finishes, impeccable artwork and superior writing. The covers of each book immediately draw the eye to the book itself and almost possess you to buy it, just by their cover art.
This book is thin and flimsy unlike the other books in the Black Label series. The cover art is plain in comparison to the rest of DC Black Label covers as well. The paper seems to be of lower quality in general as is the finish on the paper after the work has been done.
Next, you open the book and immediately the artwork looks very elementary in comparison to the other Black Label artists’ work. And the depiction of the Joker is ridiculously tame. They make him look like a normal guy wearing lipstick. It just doesn’t seem like what we are used to as the Joker.
Then, the writing. Or lack thereof. However, you want to put it. It was simple and basic and repetitive. Oh my god, so repetitive. All the Joker seems to talk about is being happy and wanting things to be beautiful, happy and beautiful, beautiful and happy. Over and over and over again. It’s positively annoying. By the third or fourth time I began to silently ask myself, “Is there going to be a quiz at the end of this or something? How many times do we need to be told Joker wants it happy and beautiful?” Beyond that, the writer wastes an entire two page spread on the children’s story one of the characters is reading to his son at bedtime. No, I’m not kidding, I’m being very serious…two…full…pages. Of a children’s book.
Now, the doctor that is reading this children’s book to his kid is the same doctor that, in THIS SERIES, is currently talking with the Joker at Arkham. This is apparently the doctor that comes along AFTER Dr. Harleen Quinzel, after she fell in love with Joker and helped him escape. The authorities at the hospital look at that as “losing” one of their doctors and are determined not to let it happen again.
But, Dr. Ben Arnell thinks, just like every other doctor to ever talk to the Joker, that he is on the verge of a breakthrough. (A breakthrough to what? Observing the mind from totally crazy to completely psychotic? Lofty aspirations, let me tell ya. “Hi there Mr. Joker sir, yes, now I know for a fact you’re a complete nutjob but, my goal here is to find out just how whacky of a nutjob you REALLY are, if any of it is an act AND if you are truly aware of how crazy you are on ANY level at all. Would you like to converse with me and tell me all the deep, dark, horrible and personal things you’ve never told anyone ever in your life? Me. A perfect stranger to you?” I swear, I just have to shake my head at the ignorance of that approach.)
Still, Ben is warned. He has two more weeks and then he will be moving on to work with another subject. Ben is not pleased with this information.
So, there you have it. No action. No witty banter. No amazing artwork to stun you and distract you from the fact that the story so far could have been written in probably five pages. No prison breaks. No love stories. Nothing.
Just the Joker and his lipstick, his love for happiness and beauty and this Dr. Arnell, who seems to think he’s going to have better luck getting through to the funny man than Dr. Quinzel did. Awfully arrogant, don’t you think? We’ll see how it works out for him.
Letters: Maurizio Clausi (Arancia Studio)
Welcome back to the wonderful world of Grimm Tales of Terror!! Here, we have this year’s Halloween Special issue. This spectacular release is comprised of three small tales suitable for any Halloween fan.
This is the first story. I already loved it just by the name because I love tattoos. I have 13. So, that caught my devilish heart right away. But this story is about a boy, a little youngster named Dan Ankerman. And poor little Dan gets bullied at school. Not only by the standard bullies that call him names, wait for him after school or take his lunch money but, also by certain teachers…like the gym teacher. All because he can’t make a free throw. (Maybe basketball is not his sport, he’s short, what if he’s more into baseball or soccer?) And because he couldn’t make that basket on Halloween, the whole class had to stay late instead of getting out early to go get their costumes ready for Halloween night.
So, as expected, the bully bunch is waiting for Dan after school to rough him up. He sneaks into a Halloween store to hide out and meets our dear friend “Red”. While calming him down and trying to make him feel better, she gives him three temporary tattoos, all images of Halloween monsters, grotesque ones at that. He immediately gets excited and wants to apply one that moment but, Red advises him to wait. So, he stuffs them in his pocket.
Later, he gets accosted by the bully squad and they end up stealing his classroom Halloween party candy bag from him. But they also steal the tattoos. Then, just as excited as Dan was, the three bullies immediately put the monster tats on themselves. Shortly thereafter, the bullies start to not feel so good. Their stomachs start to hurt and they cry out in agonizing pain. But why? And what happens to little Dan?
Cat and Mouse
In this story, we meet a young man named Charlie while he is hanging out with his friends. They are putzing around a Halloween decoration store when they wander into the “Staff Only” area while looking for decorations for the party they are having that night. That is where Charlie meets Red.
Even though they aren’t supposed to be back there and she tells them so, Charlie can’t help but notice a striking oriental décor screen with an amazing art design on it. He is certain that it is exactly what is needed to add that certain something to the party room to get chicks in the mood for some hot and heavy Halloween hooking up. But Red explains that it is a very special piece and that it is designed to test the virtue and spiritual purity of those chosen. She wonders out loud to him that this piece may not be right for a person such as himself. But he won’t take No for an answer and eventually, he talks her into selling it to him.
Later that night at the party, a girl shows up that Charlie has never seen before. He introduces himself, gives her a drink and, when he feels she loosened up enough, he suggests they go up to his room. There she freely admits that she’s feeling a little loopy. Charlie takes that as his cue to give her another drink. But this time he slips some Rohypnol in it. Once she’s pliable enough to his liking, he goes for his moment and starts to undress her, in preparation to have his way with her. But, as he takes off her dress, he sees she has the same marks from the decorative screen on her back in black, like a tattoo.
Then she starts talking about how he’s the one and she knew it from the start…typical first date stuff that would make any guy freak the hell out and run for the hills.
All Charlie wanted was to get laid on Halloween with a drunk little devil honey. What the hell did he get himself into?
In our final tale we follow a man as he stalks his prey, an unwitting woman who is just going about her day. He narrates about how he has to watch, learn their habits, their quirks, their routines. He follows her into a Halloween costume store. As she is looking for a costume for a party she must go to that night, she meets Red.
After they chat a bit, Red suggests this grotesque mask for the Halloween party. Admitting that she’s “not very Halloween-y” she is repulsed by the mask and politely refuses. Red laughs and then takes her to the sexy nurse costumes. All of this is going on while the stalker waits and watches from a corner doorway of the store.
She leaves. He leaves. Narration continues with a countdown letting us know the time is coming, that that urge to kill is just boiling over. So, what happens to the chick? And the guy? And do we see this sexy nurse’s costume?
As usual, I’m not going to tell you.
I will tell you that I loved, loved, loved this issue. I always like when they do the special issues with multiple stories in them. And the Halloween stories are almost always good. While I didn’t recognize a lot of the names in the credits, they definitely upheld the standard that I have come to expect from Zenescope and Grimm Tales of Terror.
The stories were all very well written and even though they were all written by different people, they still flow through the issue very smoothly and with great ease. They have the perfect balance to them as well. I don’t want to say too much as not to give anything away.
Now, the artwork is also fabulous. Again, even though it’s three different artists and a bunch of different colorists, everything seems to fit together perfectly, which I think is a major feat in itself. Every tale includes vibrant color to amplify the impact from each written word.
I highly recommend that you pick this up. They really gave us a treat for Halloween this year!
Jeff Homan and Benjamin Bartlett
Interior by Aaron Bolduc, Cover Design by Steve Lavigne, Cover Ink by Steve Mardo, Cover Color by Steve Lavigne and Aaron Bolduc
Additional Design, Graphics and Layouts by Jeffrey Homan
Here we are Toking Dead fans! Issue #2! Now, if you remember, when we left Duke, Tobi and Piper in issue #1 things were getting intense. There had been some crazy explosion. Zombies were everywhere. The guys had started to mutate and Tobi and Piper had gotten their groove on, even though Piper doesn’t usually go for guys. Piper had also been bitten on the shoulder during an attempt to flee the area and yet, she’s not showing any symptoms of anything.
And now that we are all caught up…
In this issue, the guys and Piper start to figure out that their crop of cannabis is slowing the zombies down. But they are quickly running out of crop. Tobi and Duke are mutating at a slower, albeit unpleasant, rate and Piper seems to be immune for a reason that I am not going to disclose. The zombies are quickly figuring out that our three heroes are holed up in the wreckage of their dispensary. And our heroes are quickly finding out that they are running out of crop.
What happens when the zombies eat all of the crop outside? Will Duke and Tobi become full on zombies? And what’s the deal with Piper? Why isn’t she turning?
You’ll have to get your own copy to find out the answers to these burning questions.
I love this series. Even though the guys are dealing with some corporate asshat suing them for their creativity and trying to stifle their free enterprise, they are still able to find a way to give us the quality comic book we so desire and deserve as fans.
This time, they were able to get the legendary Bill Diamond on board. Plus, the artwork in this issue by Aaron Bolduc is nothing short of spectacular. The colors are gloomier, with a more sinister feel, sharper line work and a bolder presence in general. This is different from issue one where the art was softer and smoother to the eye. This time, it grabs your eyes and shocks the images into retinas.
Bill Diamond also introduces “the Ziffits” which, if you are at all curious, you can get the issue and find out what they are. Because I’m not going to spoil EVERYTHING in this one for you.
As always, Homan and Bartlett give us a great dialogue to go with the depictions of horror being splashed from page to page. Without the writing of this series, we would never TRULY get a solid feel for these individuals as characters and they ARE individuals, each unique in their own way.
I still maintain this is a badass series that is truly sparking a conversation that is long overdue. And here’s why. It is in this issue that they guys start talking about the medicinal effects of marijuana and how it is going to save not only their lives but many others. The genius is that that information is being put into the context of this zombie apocalypse and they need to figure out how to use the medical marijuana to their advantage and fast if they are going to live to tell the rest of this tale.
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Created by Derek Kolstad
Written by Greg Pak
Art by Giovanni Valletta (issues 1-2), Matt Gaudio (issues 3-5)
Letters by Tom Napolitano
Collection Cover by Giovanni Valletta
I initially just grabbed this on a whim without looking through it, thinking it was a John Wick graphic novel. Turns out it’s a trade paper of issues 1-5. Not that that’s a bad thing. I was more or less expecting a graphic novel version of the movie. But this turned out to be different than expected.
First of all, it contains issues 1-5. It’s a gorgeous hardcover that might even be a great collector piece because of the artwork. The artwork truly is fantastic. In the back of the book are all the original covers and alternate covers, each one very well done. However, I think the best usage of color is that which is used to emphasize the violent scenes containing blood, fire, explosions, etc.
Second, still with a basic revenge plot, it seems that this storyline is possibly a prequel to the movie. John Wick is seeking justice for the desecration and destruction of a little village he lived in as a child. Whatever happened to this village caused the deaths of pretty much everyone in the village, including whoever Wick loved or cared about. He even witnessed the destruction first-hand. It is this drive for vengeance that marks his initiation into “The Continental” and the business of such membership.
Also, there are two badass female villains in the story. These chicks are powerful, independent and heavy duty killer characters.
I got through this whole book, all five issues, in one sitting, no breaks. The series is very well written and grabs your attention immediately. There’s action, blood and violence on almost every page, making it chocked full of just the kind of bone breaking and blood spilling we love about John Wick. I do think this is a series I am going to prefer reading in trade rather than in single issues so I’m going to get the next trade when I find it. And I think any action fan or fan of fighting and blood will like this series. Because there’s a lot of both. And the fight scenes/panels are very well done. So it’s definitely worth getting and reading.
Written by Joe Brusha
Artwork by Umberto Giampà
Colors by Fran Gamboa w/ J.C. Ruiz
Letters by Fabio Amelia
This time our friends at Grimm Tales of Terror have put together a fantastic tale, weaving together three of the most horrific crimes in history; Jack the Ripper, the Butcher of Kingsbury Run and The Black Dahlia.
Expertly written, these crimes are intertwined, stitched together over time. We all know of Jack the Ripper, the image of a creepy dude in a dark hat and a long black coat slicing up women in White Chapel, London, England. The Butcher of Kingsbury Run was also known as the Cleveland Torso Murderer, a killer who would decapitate his male victims and mutilate and dispose of their remains, leaving the torso usually intact. And finally, the Black Dahlia. The tragic death of Elizabeth Short, an aspiring actress in Hollywood, murdered and mutilated, her body left out in public severed in half, sprawled in a provocative and humiliating position.
All of these crimes remain unsolved to this very day.
So, the author used a little imagination and took it to a whole new level. What if all these crimes were committed by one person?
Now, I know you’re thinking about the fact that Jack the Ripper was killing in the late 1800s and here we are in the year 2019. Nobody lives that long right? So, how in the hell did they pull this off?
I’m not going to tell you. Why would I ruin the issue for you??? It was the last issue in volume four. You really should give it a go. The artwork is amazing. The story is entertaining and actually comes together really nicely. Plus, it’s a great combination of true crime and traditional horror concepts, ya know, the stuff we normally think of when we think of horror. This was definitely a very well sewn together story of fun, horror, true crime creating suspense and thrill with each turn of the page.
Story by Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Dave Franchini, Brian Studler
Written by Brian Studler
Artwork by Butch Mapa
Colors by Marco Lesko
Letters by Fabio Amelia
This is what happens when you mess with the supernatural and a woman’s trust all at the same time. Here we have two guys, one is married and one hasn’t taken the plunge yet, still single. And these guys are a new dynamic duo.
They have quite the little scam going on. Here’s how it breaks down. Single dude, Phil, picks up random chicks and then takes them as dinner dates to Dave’s house. Dave is married. They all play nice and have dinner as if it is a double date and then, like clockwork, Dave’s wife goes to bed early in the evening. Then, it’s just the three of them, two guys and one girl. And it’s on like Donkey Kong. These guys are living the adult film industry, scene by scene in every fashion, all in the comfort of Dave’s man cave in his garage. And to top it off, Dave filmed everything. And somehow these bozos have never gotten caught.
But karma is always a bitch. Plus, revenge…is always a good motivator. And these guys end up messing around with things they know nothing about. Ouija boards and women. And then their fun little dreamland in the garage becomes a living nightmare.
As always, you can count on the peeps at Zenescope to give you a warped twist on a classic piece of supernatural paraphernalia. I mean, most of us have played with a Ouija board at one time or another in our lives. I did when I was a kid. It was a staple for sleepovers. But, nothing like this ever happened. Then again, I wasn’t a cheating husband with a skeevy friend boning everything that walked through my front door.
Now, that being said, not only did I enjoy the story, playing into the power of the Ouija board, I also liked how the writers twisted and turned the basic tale of scorned lovers and wove it into a paranormal tale of vengeance and punishment.
The artwork is great, as always. I think the artist really went to the edge with some of the panels (frames, whichever you like to call them), really going along with the imagery of the story. But I have to say, in this issue, it’s the story that really takes it away here.
Practically everybody has either cheated, been cheated on or knows somebody that has experienced these things. (Hell, maybe all the above huh? Depends on the choices made I guess.) Anyways, it’s almost like back when you were a kid and you found out that your significant other had been messing around with someone else. You were crushed but, at the same time, you were enraged. Anyone who has ever been brought to their knees by the soul crushing pain of betrayal and humiliation has also probably at some point planned the demise of the cause of said pain. I would say this story is the embodiment of one of those fantasies. One of those times where you plot every detail in your mind knowing full well you’d never do such horrible things and yet you somehow get some sort of relief and satisfaction just from imagining the scenario. (Oh puh-lease stop acting like I’m the only one that has plotted against someone at some point in their lives. Admit it. It’s okay. We’re all friends here.)
Anyways, (insert raised eyebrow here), I think this issue was quite entertaining and worth the read.
By Ryan Heshka
This comic book is a fresh reminder that simplicity is very effective. This throwback styled comic uses less dialogue, more direct but minimal storytelling and few colors to bring to life this woeful tale of the age-old triangle. This story involves a beautiful woman, her love for her man and her struggle against the other woman. Plus, ya know, there’s radioactive stuff, foul language, sarcasm, sex and humor.
So, I ask you…what’s not to love????
The first thing I noticed about this comic was the throwback style and I was immediately taken by its cover art. Then, I noticed that this whole thing was done by one guy…mad respect. But, the simplicity…genius!!! Not only does Heshka use the most basic color palette, he also writes the story seemingly using as few lines as possible. These two things coupled together are the core of the throwback feel.
Here we have a beautiful woman, changed forever (along with everything else) by radioactive material into a frog-woman. And she tries with all she has to make her husband happy at home but, soon his eyes wander to the neighbor lady next door. Oh, that ugly situation of a scorned woman that every man dreads! Only now it’s a scorned radioactively altered frog wife. Is that something, well, someone you’d want to have pissed at you? I think not.
So, what’s a frog wife to do? With her broken heart and philandering husband…
Read it and find out.
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This comic has a quick pace. It’s well written with perfectly placed puns that are absolutely hysterical. Fantastic artwork and adult humor round out the whole issue. It definitely left me wanting more to read, it was that enjoyable. I highly recommend this one, especially for classic comic fans.
Story by Joshua Williamson
Art by Mike Henderson
Colors by Adam Guzowski
Letters & Book Design by John J. Hill
Edited by Rob Levin
Okay, so, yes this series has been out for quite a while and yes, I didn’t know about it until my wonderful guys at my comic book store said, “Hey, this has serial killers, blood and death, do you-?” and I interrupted them and said, “YES!”. And so, here we are…
So far, this story centers around a few things…
Now, Carroll is obsessed with figuring out why all these serial killers keep being born and raised in this particular town. No one can explain it. They are born, they grow up, they leave and move to other states and then become one in a long line of new age Ted Bundys. He wants to figure out why. And he thinks he has. So, he calls his old pal Finch.
Finch is suspended, so Carroll figures he’s got nothing but time, and tells him to get to Buckaroo on the double. But, when Finch gets there, Carroll is missing. He can’t find Eliot anywhere. So, now he starts trying to quietly look around but, that plan is quickly squashed when he runs into Alice.
Alice seems to have gotten into a spot of trouble with two meatheads from the local football team and Finch steps in to help, not that she even needed it. By this time, Sherriff Crane shows up to find Alice bitching about Finch taking away her thunder, two football players groaning and bloody and Finch, well, saying it’s a misunderstanding and that the girl was in trouble.
After the smoke clears, Crane and Finch quickly figure out they are looking for the same person, Eliot Carroll. And they decide there’s only one person to go talk to since Finch is under the impression Carroll figured out the secret to the serial killer town. So, they go see Warren. And when Warren answers the door, the first thing they see is a smile on his face and blood all over his clothes.
So far, I’m loving this series. There’s action and suspense and blood almost everywhere. Warren is a creepy character and every single time his image appears on the page he gives me the willies, so major props to the artists because yeah, he definitely looks like a sicko.
The whole idea of a bunch of serial killers being from one town is super cool. I am convinced it’s NOT the water and I’m am very curious to see what happens. I have this series in volumes of trade papers, not in individual issues so I might tie a few issues together here and there, I’m not sure yet. There are A LOT of volumes, people. So, this might take a while to cover the whole story.
But, so far, Warren is the star. He’s definitely what you are waiting for on every page turn. So, while we are waiting to find Carroll, who seems like quite a nut by the way, waiting to see if Finch is going to unleash some kind of homicidal rage on someone or something because the look on his face is always like “I’m gonna rip your head off!” or like “FINISH HIM!” from MortalKombat, we get the entertaining antics of an annoying but mouthy teen with anger issues and a serial killer with a sense of humor and a bit of a bite. (See what I did there?) We’ll see what happens in issue two. Well, I already know what happens. But I’ll be letting YOU know soon enough.