Review: Children of the Grave #1

Written by: Sam Romesburg and Ben Roberts
Art by: Gioele Filipo
Colors by: Marco Lesko
Letters by: Justin Birch

Earth has been reset. Now known as Terra, the populace lives in blissful ignorance of the centuries of unrest that plagued mankind. Now the Terrans receive all they need from the mysterious, but unquestioned, “Providers.” Life is free of hardship, pain, and suffering on Terra, but something is brewing and young Terran Daniel is determined to find the truth. Scout Comics presents another installment in the annals of Sci-Fi futures that are too good to be true.

Children of the Grave is a story in which the protagonist’s emotions are conveyed so well to the audience that it leaves you with a deeply unnerving feeling, like you understand exactly how he feels about Terra. Is it because we are the people that came before the Children? Is it because it’s written so well we can’t help but feel like we’re in it? Probably both, to be honest.

The point is, this first issue really sucks you into the story very quickly, and keeps you interested throughout, and even desperate for more with that last page.

The art is absolutely stunning to take it. The ruins of what once was beyond the outer rim. The unsettling looks at life on Terra. The designs of the characters and scenery. It’s a beautiful combination of the talents of Gioele Filipo and Marco Lesko. Not to mention the great lettering work by Justin Birch.

You have plenty of time to read issue one, since Scout is implementing a new process for releases with first issues.

There will be an extended launch window between issues one and two of new titles, meaning there will be a two month gap between issue one and issue two. This is in order to help insure readers can get the first issue before the second releases, as a way to combat the distribution system that often leaves these first issues under supplied.

You have plenty of time to grab issue one, fall in love with how cool it is, and get on board for issue two.

Children of the Grave releases 11/11/20.


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