Dead Body Road #1 (Image)

DeadBodyRoad1

Rating: 3.5/5 – Great start for a crime/revenge thriller.

This latest offering from Justin Jordan (known for the wonderful Luther Strode books) is a straight out balls-to-the-wall crime/revenge thrilller.  Ably complemented by Matteo Scalera on art (recently seen on Rick Remender’s Black Science, and before that on The Indestructible Hulk at Marvel) this could easily be a summer action movie.  Scalera illustrates the car chases, gunfights and the other trappings of this genre in a really gripping edge of your seat fashion.

What we have here is a fairly basic plot where a cop gets killed during the execution of a crime and her boyfriend does not take kindly to the news.  What follows, and will continue into subsequent issues, is him hunting down the criminals responsible at the same time as they hunker down on their own side trying to kill off any loose ends that can lead anyone to them.  It this a highly original plot?  Certainly not, there are only so many variations on stories in the genre.  That said, it’s not the basic plot that will make the series great, it’s the execution.   With Jordan & Scalera I’m looking forward to a hell of a ride.

Reviewed by: Bob Bretall – bob@comicspectrum.com
https://comicspectrum.com/ Covering the full spectrum of comics culture

ComicSpectrum ComicBookRoundup Comic Blog Elite Follow ComicSpectrum: ComicSpectrum Twitter ComicSpectrum FB

About comicspectrum

The goal of ComicSpectrum is to provide a one-stop reference for everything about & related to comics and comics culture.
This entry was posted in Image and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.