An Above Snakes #2 Micro-Review – “… a Man You Own.”

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Above Snakes 2, cover, 2022, Hayden ShermanTITLE: Above Snakes #2 (of 5)
AUTHOR: Sean Lewis
ARTISTS:
Hayden Sherman, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou (Letterer)

RELEASED: August 17, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

“Control a man’s story and you have providence over that man. … And now he’s no longer a man you fear, but a man you own.”

A bit of old-west style life insight for your Thursday.

There’s a cathartic quality to these characters and this series. Bad things happen in this book, but then we see bad things happen to the people who did those bad things. It’s satisfying in that rugged and bloody sort of way.

Hayden Sherman’s colors combine with his deep black inks to create just the bloody western noir vibe this series strives for.

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An Above Snakes #1 Micro-Review – Rugged and Bloody Charm

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Above Snakes 1, cover, 2022, Hayden ShermanTITLE: Above Snakes #1 (of 5)
AUTHOR: Sean Lewis
ARTISTS:
Hayden Sherman, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou (Letterer)

RELEASED: July 13, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

I don’t normally get into westerns. For whatever reason, they’re just not my flavor of ice cream. But Above Snakes is, thus far, so simple and easy to get into that it grabbed me.

The premise is simple: A lone gunfighter seeking vengeance over the murder of his wife. The art from Hayden Sherman is suitably gritty, Sean Lewis’ writing has some charming wit to it, and we’ve got a hero who has a certain rugged and bloody charm.

Also: There’s a talking vulture. Because comics are pretty awesome sometimes.

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Epic Covers: Saga #53 by Fiona Staples

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

ARTIST: Fiona Staples

THE ISSUE: The Will confronts Prince Robot IV to avenge the Stalk’s murder.

WHY IT’S EPIC: I went back and forth on whether I liked Saga #53 for this spotlight. Not because it isn’t gorgeous, of course. Fiona Staples has done no shortage of spectacular art for Saga. But unless you’re following the book on a monthly basis, read this cover doesn’t necessarily draw your curiosity. You might not even be sure what exactly you’re seeing.

But if you’re a Saga fan, this cover is truly awesome. It’s the Saga equivalent of that classic Western shot of a gunslinger reaching for his holster. The shine on the gauntlet draws the eye right to the splatter on the knuckles, which is oddly similar to the cape in terms of color. I also dig the way the cape drapes over the gauntlet. Ah, the things you can do with a cape…

If you’re a Saga reader and you haven’t picked up this issue yet, be warned. The last page is a gut-wrencher.

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