Deathbed #1 Review
Written by Joshua Williamson
Art by Riley Rossmo
Colours by Ivan Plascencia
Letters by Deron Bennett
Reviewed by Lorna Maltman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Our legacy is important, it is what we are remembered by and more often than not you can’t decide what it will be, Deathbed is about the stories we leave behind and how we shape them.
Meet Valentine Richards, she is a writer, but she has not been inspired since fourth grade when she wrote about a flying cat. Her agent or Boss, I can’t tell which, though has set her up to meet Antonio Luna, so that she might tell his life story, as apparently, she has an aptitude for capturing peoples tales. Antonio Luna is the greatest man who has ever lived, but very few know about him. Valentine visits his ornate and ominous house and from there the story descends into pure adventure and fun with some questions left open.
Williamson makes the reader, much like Valentine, swept up with the adventure and everything that is going, making you curious to find out exactly what Luna has done in his life, to be the greatest man ever, especially what he has done to create enemies out of well let’s say unusual assassins. Rossmo’s art is in top form in Deathbed, drawing spectacular landscapes, that instantly exude the desired atmosphere. The use of lightning is especially inventive and the hints to different adventures spotted haphazardly throughout the issue make this a series that is definitely worth checking out.
Buy. I have been looking to cut down my pull list, but this first issue has convinced me that this is a comic that is so fun, quirky and full of character that it will be a great series filled with some pretty amazing art and ideas.