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Monday, June 27, 2016

Comic Review: Limbo by Dan Watters, Illustrated by Caspar Wijngaard

Title: Limbo
Series: N/A
Author:  Dan Watters
Illustrator: Caspar Wijngaard
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication Date: June 07, 2016
Pages: 160
Genres: Comics, Graphic Novels, Trade Paperbacks, Fantasy
Source: ARC from publisher
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

I received this book for free from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

A detective with no memory, no identity, and no manners. A femme fatale seeking escape from a powerful crime lord. A voodoo queen with a penchant for mixtapes and hi-tops. A goat-eating TV... A surreal neon-noir fusing hardboiled pulp with an 80s VHS visual aesthetic, dripping with neon and static. Collecting issues 1 through 6. Writer Dan Watters and artist Caspar Wijngaard are an up-and-coming creative team living and working in the UK. They are currently making their Image Comics debut with the surreal Neon Noir Limbo. 

My Review
I enjoyed this. There was a lot of mystery and discoveries to be made. The story definitely kept my attention at the beginning, but petered off a bit towards the end. The artwork is gorgeous. I adore the coloring. I really liked the concept of this story. It is very interesting. I didn't personally care for the ending. It didn't have the bang that I was anticipating. Still good, but I think that it could have ended better. The plot gets a little confusing towards the end. I liked the voodoo focus of the story. The story is really creepy, but in a good way. This is a good read, and definitely worth reading. 

If you read comics, what is the creepiest or weirdest comic that you have read? If you don't read comics, do you enjoy any television shows or movies that are based off of comics?


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