Comic Review: Sweet Downfall #1 (Scout Comics)

Sweet Downfall #1, new from Scout, hits the eyeballs like a ton of bricks. This new title is a wild wild ride in the land of crazy exaggeration and rocket […]

Sweet Downfall #1, new from Scout, hits the eyeballs like a ton of bricks.

This new title is a wild wild ride in the land of crazy exaggeration and rocket science. Writer and artist Stefano Cardoselli (Fish Eye, Planet Caravan, etc) is a gifted visual imagineer, and this book is simply amazing. Colours are by Panta Rea, letters Bram Meehan.

Jonny is an old-model crash test dummy (!!) who’s been repurposed as a ruthless killer. The location? Santa Clara, a sprawling ocean-tossed city-state. Jonny is cool with killing and just follows orders, but suddenly has a change of heart. No worries though, this doesn’t turn into a Hallmark movie by any means. It’s gory, sweary, graphic, gripping. Cardoselli’s thick solid outline art style encompasses pistol blasts, disfigurement, sea creatures, and sci-fi elements by the bucket or by the pound.

The drawings are vastly detailed spectacular explosions of linework and colour, spectacular for their sheer audacity. Action never stops, blood never congeals, wounds never heal, and we never stop gasping and wanting more. It’s a teaser of a first issue, prompting readers to want to preorder the entire story, which is to be sold as a complete volume.

If you’re the type who likes their comics gnarly and full-on fueled with adrenaline and drama, be sure check out Sweet Downfall #1 from Scout Comics.

Scout Comics, Sweet Downfall #1, $3.99 for 26 pages of content. Mature, graphic images

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!!