Comics Newbie – Collateral – Dear John

Posted by Ben On November 5, 2013 ADD COMMENTS

For my review this week I am looking at issues 1 & 2 of the digital comic Collateral – Dear John. A big thank you to the writer Matt Nicholls who got in contact with me to review his comic. If you would like me to review your comic please get in contact and I am more than happy to do it.

A debate I have heard in some comic forums is the one between digital and paper comics. I am not 100% sure why but I just feel I can get more comfortable reading a comic anywhere so prefer paper comics. If I had an iPad or similar portable device my opinion would probably change.

But enough about comic reading preference and onto Collateral – Dear John. When thinking about comics, thoughts about superheroes is usually not too far behind. Collateral delves into a world of superheroes but from a different perspective, the perspective of a normal family dealing with the consequences of living in Vacant City, a city filled with superheroes. I enjoy reading stories that take on a different perspective so this was right up my alley. I give credit to Matt for taking this interesting concept and writing a compelling story. After reading the first two issues I am curious to see where the story is heading and cannot wait to read more issues.

The artist on Collateral is Lee Taylor and I really enjoyed the black and white art style used throughout the comic. There are many panels throughout the first two issues with no dialogue which really gives Lee’s art the chance to shine. You can really feel the emotions portrayed in those panels.

I highly recommend giving Collateral a read and give the first two issues 3.5 Lukes.

If you are interested in reading Collateral please click this link to Comixology and you can purchase each issue for the low low price of $1.99, which is great value.

I would love to hear your thoughts on Collateral, please comment below or contact me via twitter @bennykane1983.

For my next review I will be looking at the Image title Lost Vegas by Jim McCann and Janet K Lee.


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