Comic Review: Killadelphia #1 (Image Comics)

Wow! This 1st issue hits the ground running, quickly away from vampires! This first issue sets the scene by moving between Jim Sangster jr and sr with Jr reading his […]

Wow! This 1st issue hits the ground running, quickly away from vampires!

This first issue sets the scene by moving between Jim Sangster jr and sr with Jr reading his dad’s journal and learning about his last case. My only niggle about the whole issue was it was sometimes difficult to read pops writing, I liked the idea because it kept the feel of looking back into Srs life but I often had to try and figure out the words rather than simply read them. That in no way takes away from the book as it is fantastic when Jim Sr realizes the set up I said the exact same thing as he did I was already absorbed that much into the story.

The artwork is perfect, the darkness and roughness making it all the more poignant, what you can’t see is often worse than what you can and in some of the more intense panels, blank faces offer a kind of detachment from what’s happening as if Jr doesn’t want to focus too much on that memory.

The final scene really whets the appetite for what’s to come in the next issue as it could definitely go a couple of ways but no matter where it goes Jr is going to have a lot to deal with!

About Martin Cameron

A 34 year old manchild from Scotland, bravely fighting the on going war between a love of comics and space to keep them. Boxes are filling and thanks to the digital age we live in so is the harddrive! I love finding a new comic to obsess over and rediscovering old comics to immerse myself in from the very first issue. A healthy mix of the seven dwarves of geekdom all wrapped up in one kilted bundle of amusement