Review: Spread Vol. 1 – No Hope

Spread Vol. 1 collects the first 6 issues of the comic. When read individually month-to-month some of the elements feel a little shaky. When read as a whole, the thing runs together really well. It's like watching a TV show or buying the whole season on DVD and binge watching it. When you get to see the whole thing together the shaky bits don't feel like they will crumble the tower. Spread-Vol-1The artwork is gorgeous, I love the use of a limited color palette. I'm amazed at how much can be milked from those colors. The monsters are gross and awesome, I've gone through the pages many times studying them. I also dig the character designs, very stylistic. The suave bad-guy who doesn't wear a shirt, the big fat guy who fights with dual cleavers, and the main character who looks lithe but also hardcore.

The story that has been weaved through this first volume reads so much better when collected together. As I was reading month to month I had a feeling that it would be better this way and I'm glad to see that I was right. The book ends on a very horror style cliffhanger, which I very much look forward to reading about in the coming comics.

If you like any of these things; John carpenters The Thing, The Walking Dead, Mad Max, dystopian futures, monsters and gore. Then I highly recommend buying this book. I do and so I will.

Score: 4/5

Spread Vol. 1 – No Hope Writer: Justin Jordan Artist: Kyle Strahm Colorist: Felipe Sobreiro Publisher: Image Comics Price: $14.99 Release Date: 4/15/15 Format: Trade Paperback; Print/Digital