Image Comics reviews for 3-28-18

Redneck #11

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Redneck is eerie horror-based narrative that infuses some of the classic elements of vampire lore. It’s a mature read that is full of profanity and violence. It revolves around a young girl, Perry. It’s the brain child of Donny Cates and Lisandro Estherren who also double as writer and artist.

Issue #11 focuses on Perry’s search for her origin. Perry’s story is told through flashback. Perry explores her past with one of the men, Bartlett (old man), who she suspects to know more than he lets on. Within this interaction, most of the story takes place including a huge revelation about Perry.

Redneck’s pencils don’t have the visual appeal of many comics. Lisandro Estherren’s very limited use of color and sketchy artwork really accentuates the story. It effectively sets the tone for the story. The story is well written and it really engages the reader. Even without reading the prior issues, this episode’s story is good enough as a one off short.  

Redneck doesn’t grab you just by looking at the cover and flipping thru the pages. It does nothing for you visually at all, its almost ugly. However, this is one of those that you need to sit down ad take the time to read it. It’s a good vampire/horror story. It’s an enjoyable read. This was my first contact with this title. I thoroughly enjoyed, and I am definitely looking forward to the next. This issue’s story is good enough to make you want to read more. Despite this being issue the 11th issue, it begins at a point in the story that is engaging enough to hook you to read more. –Da’Mon Guy

Rating: 7 out of 10

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