Comic Review: The Red Mother #1 (BOOM! Studios)

The Red Mother, from BOOM! Studios, with its haunting cover by Jeremy Haun (colour by Nick Filardi) is a fascinating venture off the main street, straight into stranger danger. Its […]

The Red Mother, from BOOM! Studios, with its haunting cover by Jeremy Haun (colour by Nick Filardi) is a fascinating venture off the main street, straight into stranger danger.

Its first issue sets the scene: Daisy is heading home on night with Luke, her date when things go horribly wrong for both of them. They are overwhelmed. When Daisy awakes in the hospital with a bandaged face, she knows her life has changed forever.

The story has twists and turns and is, in turn, fascinating and frustrating. We accompany Daisy in her recovery but get as restless as she. We want to move faster, get going. But there is no rushing it along. Jeremy Haun has a scene to set for us. Well choreographed, perhaps too elongated, well dialogued. Danny Luckert illustrates and colours a powerfully restrained visual drama here. From dark and dingey to hospital pale, the drawings are solid and dramatic and the colour emotes conflict.

Can’t wait to keep my eye on this title’s second issue. I expect things will really dig in deep then!

BOOM Studios, The Red Mother #1, $3.99 for 25 pages of content. Mature

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!!