Comic Review: Eight Million Ways to Die GN (IDW)

IDW Comics releases a bizarre comic book genre where people die right up ahead. It’s called 1000 ways to die where people in New York died in a car crash […]

IDW Comics releases a bizarre comic book genre where people die right up ahead.

It’s called 1000 ways to die where people in New York died in a car crash or a girl killed by slashers or blow up a building with everyone in it. What?! That’s not the story? Oh, I’m sorry this isn’t 1000 ways to die, THIS is Lawrence Block’s Eight Million Ways to Die. Well at some point, this comic is more than just a horror story, but it almost portrayed in real life where something awfully happened in New York City. But there’s nothing to say about this comic. It’s another mystery-solving genre where an unlicensed detective is going out solving mysteries around the city, but after a few days there’s always some strange happenings around the city, and it’s not normal.

No wonder that this story has so many ways to die, I’ve seen some videos and even the news for any cause of death that people went through, it almost seemed like they want to commit suicide or something. But on this comic, it seemed like there is more to it. However, this isn’t even a comic book anymore, this is actually based on a fiction book written by Lawrence Block himself. Apparently, IDW approves that they would turn from a murder mystery novel to a graphic novel.

Block’s writing may seem to become a little more realistic when it comes to writing mystery novels, but somehow he captures the art of conversation between the characters. Even though Block’s writing can be dark sometimes from any source of human existence, but John K. Snyder’s illustrations are even darker. Is it good enough to have a novel to have so much detail for the artwork, then again it would be possible if all of this is based on any other detective shows that anyone used to watch, Law and Order, Sherlock Holmes, Gotham. There are so many fiction murder novels that you could try to read, but this comic is based on a fiction novel, so I’m going to let off the hook. If anyone were a fan of mystery murder genre stories like this one, then this is for you.

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