The issue starts out with a literal bang and moves along at a nice clip. The pacing is excellent, and I love the way Araminta is introduced. A textbook example of “show, don’t tell,” it’s a nice mix of action, exposition, and subtext. She is a multi-dimensional character who you not only root for, but want to continue this journey with. I also really enjoyed Mr. Hill’s artwork, especially the action sequences, and I felt it captured the old West—dirt, mud, and crap. Be sure not to skip over the headstones at the graveyard.
I would rate this comic “M” for mature, as it may contain offensive language for some people; however, it is true to the world and characters Mr. Walker created, and I’m very glad he didn’t shy away from it. No matter how ugly our history is, it’s important to recognize that it exists and learn from it.
Like many of the comics I review, this was also on Kickstarter, and I look forward to supporting issue #2.
Creative Team: David F. Walker (writer), Sean Damien Hill (artist), MX. Struble (colorist), Becca Carey (letterer)
Publisher: Solid Comix
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