Monday, May 11, 2015
Spread, Vol. 1: No Hope
author: Justin Jordan
average rating: 3.43
book published: 2015
read at: 2015/05/11
date added: 2015/05/11
'Spread, Volume 1: No Hope' is what would happen if Lone Wolf and Cub ended up in a strange post-apocalyptic world filled with monsters. It's gleefully gruesome, and was a total guilty pleasure for me.
It's 10 years after the monsters came. No is a double axe wielding scavenger who manages to survive with violence and his limited vocabulary. He finds a baby named Hope in a plane crash, and the baby seems to have strange power that might mean a brighter future for mankind. That's assuming No and Hope can survive monsters that burrow and billow from the ground, slave traders, cannibals, religious fanatics, and megalomaniacs along the way. They find help in Molly, a woman who has gone a bit crazy, but would do anything to save Hope. Will this baby save the world? Will No say anything besides 'No?'
The blades and body parts fly about liberally. the color palette is mainly red. There are tentacles everywhere. I kind of loved it, but it is certainly not for the faint of heart. I really liked the characters created here. No is the silent but deadly hero. Molly reminded me of some of my punk favorite anti-heros from the 1980s. I dug it.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Diamond Book Distributors, Image Comics, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this grisly graphic novel.
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