Sunday, March 4, 2012

Last of the Greats is pretty great

One of the great things about going to a show like the Image Comic Expo is that you get to see a lot of truly new, different and creative comics. Somehow, somewhere, I got handed issue #1 of Last of the Greats, and am I glad that happened. This one’s a keeper that I need to see the rest of.

It’s often difficult to review a comic and let you know why it’s so good without giving away the surprises. In Last of the Greats, there are a lot of them in these beautiful, ad-free, 32 pages. There’s not a lot of action, but the twists and turns and reversals of what you think is going to happen continually shock and amaze. The first issue sets up all the back story without making readers go through seeing every detail of the back story, making for an interesting setup.

The twist ending of issue #1 is perfect. It turns a completely hateable character (even, perhaps, a heartless monster) into someone completely different, and one you really want to know more about when it’s done. Grab this Image limited series while you can.

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