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COMIC BOOK REVIEW: Strange Fruit #1

 
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Overview
 

Story by: J.G. Jones and Mark Waid
 
Art by: J.G. Jones
 
Letters by: Deron Bennett
 
Cover by: J.G. Jones
 
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4.5/ 5


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- Writing really convinces you that it's 1927 - Beautiful artwork - Doesn't forget to have its own freedom with the story


To sum it all up..

Strange Fruit #1 by J.G. Jones (Wanted, Y: the Last Man) and Mark Waid (Daredevil, Kingdom Come) definitely lives up to the title – “Strange” in a good way. The story is set during 1927’s Great Mississippi Flood. A few pages into the comic, it’s clear that J.G. Jones and Mark Waid had done a well thought out […]

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Posted July 9, 2015 by

 
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Strange Fruit #1 by J.G. Jones (Wanted, Y: the Last Man) and Mark Waid (Daredevil, Kingdom Come) definitely lives up to the title – “Strange” in a good way.

The story is set during 1927’s Great Mississippi Flood. A few pages into the comic, it’s clear that J.G. Jones and Mark Waid had done a well thought out 1920’s piece. One of the core elements of America’s issues from the 1920s is present here: mainly being the issue of racism and it’s complimented by the spot on dialogue by most of the characters present with the help of Deron Bennett’s letters that characters have accents. Majority of the issue really feels serious but if it concerns you that it’s too serious, Jones and Waid had enough freedom to do something here that’s obviously surreal by the time you’re halfway through reading

As for the art which is done by J.G. Jones himself. Simply beautiful as his paintings look like a series of comic book covers in every panel. Even as you reach the last few moments of the comic, the art quality and consistency didn’t really decrease on how great it is. There’s truly nothing to complain about the art here whatsoever.

Overall, Strange Fruit #1 by J.G. Jones and Mark Waid is just great. From the convincing writing to the beautiful artwork, this comic’s just a masterpiece. And while the whole comic’s serious, the writers don’t really forget that they still have the freedom to do something surreal which was shown here.


Carlos Alcazaren

 


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