Filed under: Comic Reviews, Image Comics | Tags: BenMcCool, BrenoTamura, ChristopherSotomayer, NateCosby, pigs
The marvelous first issue of PIGS came out last month from Image and, even though I only got reading half of it before I went on holiday, I knew it was going to be something a bit special. As soon as I got back home to Glasgow I finished the comic and my suspicions were confirmed. PIGS #1 is a brilliant debut issue and has the makings of a great ongoing series.
PIGS tells the story of a KGB sleeper cell, instilled in Cuba after the Bay of Pigs, becoming active in the present day. I’m looking forward to learning more about the characters as they seem to be ‘second generation spies’, judging by their ages and looks. They come with an unhealthy amount of baggage, which should make for interesting character development. I doubt if we’ll be sold short on the story either as we encounter cut scenes involving espionage/ attack missions being carried out in America, hard boiled detective interrogations, the chopped off hand of the American President… the list goes on.
PIGS #2 is out next week and I’d encourage you to pick it up and give it a go. The covers look great and the interior art, whilst strong, is relatively inoffensive. (It tells the story but doesn’t add much, at the moment at least.) It is going to be a good story though, and writers Nate and Ben promise lots of blood in issue #2. I’m sold.
You can keep up to date the guys behind the comic by using the following:
Nate Cosby’s blog – http://natecosboom.tumblr.com/
Nate’s Twitter @NateCosboom
Ben’s Blog http://therealbenmccool.blogspot.com/
Ben’s Twitter @BenMcCool
Breno Tamura’s Blog http://btamuradailysketches.blogspot.com/
Christopher Sotomayer’s Website http://www.sotocolor.com/Site/Welcome.html
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