Written and Created by WRGII and R. Lopez
Illustrated by Neal Anderson
Cover Art by Mark Bloodworth
Okay, so I’m gonna keep this short as not to give anything away. I do want to tell you that this is a series that is steadily building. With each new issue the plot thickens and the story becomes more emotionally charged than it already was. We’re at issue three of four and it seems that the final issue is going to be a doozy.
This issue was packed with blood and violence. This, of course, comes on the heels of almost non-stop action at the flip of every page. I love the brooding main character, seemingly pushing himself through the world, anger and vengeance guiding his way. A vigilante of sorts, making his way to those he finds unredeemable, unworthy and unloving. He’s determined to dispense his own version of justice, no matter what the cost, even to himself.
The idea of a sole vigilante dispensing his own justice is a favorite of mine. It reminds me of The Punisher. A lone man doing wrong in the hopes of doing right in the bigger picture. What I find so intriguing is how Nightcall is centered around so much violence and vengeance and it spirals out from there. It makes the story incredibly heavy and dark and truly carries the whole weight of the series.
The artwork is still awesome as well. It remains simple yet, pure and effective. The hard lines and black and white color scheme give an interesting psychological feel to the essence of the tale as our character sees what he is doing in a kind of black/white, right/wrong way. As if there is no gray area, only right and wrong, only black and white. The bulk of what color we do get is the in your face impact of red that is sometimes splashed in a scene here or there. But the true genius I am finding out, and I don’t know if it was intentional or not, is the parallel between the character’s thinking and logic and the style of the artwork.
I don’t have the final issue yet but, it’s coming. These guys aren’t going to leave us hanging. You can visit them at crudecomicsinc.comto get this series and others.
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