Comic Review: Leviathan #1 (Image)

From Image comes a wild tale, that of Leviathan! Issue 1 sets the tone for this new title, written by John Layman, with art by Nick Pitarra. Colors are by […]

From Image comes a wild tale, that of Leviathan!

Issue 1 sets the tone for this new title, written by John Layman, with art by Nick Pitarra. Colors are by Michael Garland.

It’s all about the big city. Life in the big city. People in bright clothes taking in a monster movie. The street is full of big city sidewalk ranters. People ranting about dragons coming. Other people ranting about destruction!
In the midst of the ranting, Ryan Deluca realizes he needs beer for a party and has none! Instant drama!

As Ryan’s quest for beer progresses, he gets a check-in from his gal, Vivian Monroe. The party’s a drag, yo, ’cause: no beer.

Enter LEVIATHANNNNN!!!!

The story is over the top, it’s got that ‘kind of like every monster movie’ feel about it, but you know that the creative team is playing around with the tropes. The military. The monster. The characters we want to feel for.

It’s delightfully exaggerated. Like one of those old Wonder Warthog or Robert Crumb underground comics. People are not all pretty, and there is wild color all over the place. LEVIATTHANNNNN!!!

Just check this one out; It’s sincere, it’s tongue in cheek, it’s cheeky.

Image Comics, Leviathan #1 $3.99 for 21 pages of story and 3 pages of extras. Mature readers

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!