Wednesday, March 18, 2015

We Can Never Go Home #1

Black Mask is a fairly new label (formed in 2012). Their next year of releases is looking pretty amazing. I've been keeping up with the buzz including the new Black Mask TV which is something I'll go into on an entirely separate post. Right now I want to talk about this story - issue 1 of We Can Never Go Home. It may seem like your average super powered teenager story but it's clever script (and kick ass music references) will suck you in regardless of how tired you are of super powers.

For me, the super power plot has lost it's shine. I think that's one of the reasons why I stopped reading They're Not Like Us. Overly dramatic rehashing of stories written repeatedly over the last few decades. This story takes us away from that. These aren't super heroes and the focus isn't on their powers but rather the real challenges that kids can face... like abusive parents and creepy boyfriends who don't know when to stop and school bullies.

Writers Matthew Rosenberg & Patrick Kindlon have managed to bring a tired theme to a new place we can all enjoy. Artist Joshua Hood brings the characters Maddie and Duncan to life with vibrant colors. All the frustration and complications of growing up in suburbia have found there way into yet another awesome comic book. I'm really looking forward to reading the rest of this one.

You can get your copy next Wednesday! March 25th!