Dead Body Road #1 (Image)


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 – Covering the full spectrum of comics culture

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