We Only Find Them When They’re Dead#1

REVIEW: We Only Find Them When They're Dead #1 — Comics Bookcase

We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #1

Writer:  Al Ewing

Artist:  Simone Di Meo

Cover Art:  Simone Di Meo

Al Ewing has been on a roll for awhile now.  His work on The Immortal Hulk has been some of the best comic book work for years.  His name alone has drawn me to this book.

I was at my comic book shop months ago and I had them add this comic to my pull list.   I remember them surprised at the length and strangeness of the title.  No one knew about it.  Neither did I.  The only reason I added this title from Boom! Studios was because of Al Ewing.

As I walked in today to my comic shop, the owner was raving about this book and said how lucky I was being one of the few people at the shop that had a copy of this book pulled for them.  He said that he had not read anything this brilliant, had a feeling reading like this since he read Someone is Killing the Children.  That is high praise indeed.

He is right.  This was an amazing book.

We Only Find Them When They’re Dead is really hot and you can see why.  There are few books more beautifully drawn and designed.  The brightness and the color are stunning.  And it features some themes that are unique in the world of comic books.

The sci-fi thriller feels like a massive epic, but also is able to feel like a smaller story.  A story of a group of “Autopsy Ships” that are salvaging parts of the deceased bodies of celestial gods that float in space after they die.  Meanwhile, there are interaction between characters in the book that are engaging and fascinating.  

There are some unbelievable concepts here and I am very excited to see where Al Ewing takes this book from here.  


REVIEW: We Only Find Them When They're Dead #1 — Comics Bookcase

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