Comic Review: Good Luck #1 (BOOM! Studios)

Good Luck #1, from BOOM! Studios is a fun new title. It’s based on the concept that the Gods of Good and Bad luck are at odds. There is danger […]

Good Luck #1, from BOOM! Studios is a fun new title. It’s based on the concept that the Gods of Good and Bad luck are at odds. There is danger and turmoil, and only a small group of young people, the Unfortunates, can save the world!

It’s a really fascinating play on good and bad, of course, and writer Matthew Erman handles the polarities so well here. The origins of the Good/Bad are traced back to 1989 in (inexplicably) Little Kentucky Ohio, with the quiet banality of its suburbs suddenly shattered.

From there, it’s a wild wild series of events, until we meet our Unfortunates, who have been cursed with having continual bad luck! “Fortunately”, the writing is strong, the characters are vocal and edgy, and the artwork by Stefano Simeone (from Rome, Italy) is mind-bending and fresh. The panels are stretched, tilted, and elongated. Simeone’s figures move, shake, angle and pivot, creating wonderful visuals. The colours are rich with hue, full of particles and perspective. This is a dialogue-heavy book, to be sure, but letterer Mike Fiorentino is up to the ‘ballooning’ task!!

Good Luck #1, highly recommended. Original, playful, full of feels and drama!

BOOM! Studios, Good Luck #1, $3.99 for 26 pages of content

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!!