Comic Review: King of Nowhere #1 (BOOM! Studios)

To read a comic that leads nowhere, literally. The King of Nowhere, from BOOM! Studios, pulls us to distraction, in a mind-addled, time-altered way. Altered States in the vein of […]

To read a comic that leads nowhere, literally. The King of Nowhere, from BOOM! Studios, pulls us to distraction, in a mind-addled, time-altered way. Altered States in the vein of Ralph Steadman and Hunter Thompson, with loads of Fear and Loathing.

It’s a first issue, fascinating for its bold strokes, its bold visions of wild visions.

Written by W. Maxwell Prince (Ice Cream Man, etc), the scenes and dialogue hold forth a man sleeping at the side of the road. The man encounters half human-half animal beings. Lizards who loom large upon his consciousness. A town without pity.

Visually, the line art by Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings, etc) is a wiggly creature in itself. Aided and abetted by Hilary Jenkins (Black Badge) on a watery watercolour palette, Tyler illustrates the heck out of this story. The black line visions waver in our sight from being real, surreal and unreal.

The poison of the mind as our man Denis approaches North Waherek, or NoWhere for short. Who knows where the story is going? But I fully enjoyed this issue and dream of reading the next four issues of this miniseries!

BOOM King Of Nowhere #1, $3.99 for 26 pages of content, assume Teen +

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!!