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Comic Review: Monocyte – Issue 1

Issue: Monocyte #1
Writers: Menton3, Kasra Ghanbari
Artist: Menton3
Covers: Menton3, Ashley Wood (incentive)
Side Stories: Riley Rossmo (a), David Stoupakis (w/a)
Additional Art: Richard A. Kirk
Publisher: IDW
Release Date: October 19, 2011
Pages: 36
Price: $3.99

“Two warring immortal races rule a scarred world where time has no meaning. Death (Azrael) sits impotent, quietly planning his restoration. He summons Monocyte, a forgotten immortal necromancer who long ago chose sleep in his failed quest to die. With a fatal pact sealed, Monoctye strikes out as Azrael’s vicious proxy.”

Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5
Oh man this is one GORE-Geous issue, and I mean that on all levels. I think it needs to be stated that this is a great read, but a long one. I read the issue twice to make sure I didn’t miss anything and I am sure I still did. The storytelling is very poetic at times telling tales beyond what you would find in a typical comic. There is a lot to digest here, from the history of the cast, the main story line, the back-up stories and so much more. Did I mention this book was only $3.99? The story personally takes me to a dark place, a world I don’t want to be in. The creepy factor is only enhanced when you realize Menton3 is presenting his visuals on top of this story. There were some panels where I was a little lost, but as a whole, I was just gorging my optical cavities on this sweet eye candy. To make the issue even better, when I thought that the story was over I got treated to 2 additional stories by Riley Rossmo and David Stoupakis! I can easily keep going on about how great this issue was and how it lived up to everything I had hoped for it, but it’s time for you to find out for yourself. Enter reading it with an open mind, be ready to explore the unknown and you will be treated to possibly one of the strongest concepts of the year. I seriously can not wait for issue #2.

Artwork: 4.5 out of 5 • Story: 4.5 out of 5

If you would like to buy or know more about Monocyte #1 you can find it at http://www.idwpublishing.com

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