Friday, April 17, 2015
Run Love Kill #1
Succeeding with monthly serials means overcoming some large challenges and hurdles. Some mini series often strike me as being best released as a whole rather than a monthly for the simple fact that there is not enough of the story in one issue to fill a readers imagination. I feel that this is what happened here. Towards the end of the story, I became more attentive yet couldn't help but feel a little indifferent. I wasn't completely absent from my day to day life which is a sign that this opening issue wasn't a complete success.
I will read the rest of the series because I am a fan of Eric Canete's work. I hope the story will live up to his art. I can't say I was familiar with the name Jon Tsuei except that I heard he worked on Comic Book Tatoo which I remember glancing at because I was intrigued by the fact it centered around Tori Amos (big fan in my young years). I can't remember his contribution.
As a side note, I can't quite tell why people keep comparing Run Love Kill to Blade Runner. The story didn't strike me as being reminiscent of a Philip K. Dick novel, which leads me to believe that people relate things to what they see on a screen more-so than what they have read (besides the fact that I'm sure fewer people than I could guess, have probably read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep... maybe they read the comic). If Philip K. Dick had written this story, I would expect to know the characters much better in the first few pages and have a keener sense of how this world worked.
Although this review seems horribly negative, I am not simply dismissing the book right off. I do think it has potential, I just wish there was a little more of the book for me to firmly grasp. Such is the life of a monthly serial.