Comic Review: Getting It Together #1 (Image Comics)

It’s adult through and through, this new title from Image. Getting It Together #1 features straight, queer, kinky, and all sorts of relationships. There are no holds barred for writer […]

It’s adult through and through, this new title from Image. Getting It Together #1 features straight, queer, kinky, and all sorts of relationships.

There are no holds barred for writer Sina Grace (Marvel’s Iceman) and Omar Spahi, working through the angles with artists Jenny D. Fine and Sina Grace; with colours by Mx. Struble.

“Sam and Jack are best friends, and Sam is dating Lauren, Jack’s indie rocker sister and roommate. When Sam and Lauren open up their long-term relationship, skyrocketing tensions send social shockwaves through their friend group…”

The writing combines a strong storyline linking ‘twenty-somethings’ in an urban setting, where their inter-relationships are rock-and-roll, and rocky. Open relationships that cause hard feelings, ambiguous longings for those they can’t be with. Regrets, they have a few, but they are doing it their way… or the highway. Whatever comes next, it will continue to entertain and entrance. A reader will learn a lot about these characters, some manifesting like a car wreck that you can’t bring yourself to look away from. Other characters throw back their covers and reveal themselves, sometimes with a bit too much information.

The dialogue is rich, the drawings are deceptively smooth, hand drawn-looking, indie-intense. The expressions of the characters are deftly handled, the angles of viewing are unlimited in imagination. The colouring is tastefully handled, keeping the story twisting and turning, in every likely and unlikely situation.

Frank, revealing, compelling adult entertainment, rich in character and potential. Not suited for the “conservative of thought” or easily offended.

Image Comics, Getting It Together #1, $3.99 for 29 pages of story content, Mature for graphic sexual descriptions

Alan Spinney

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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!!