Daily Archives: August 2, 2014

Still Crazy After All These Years

Variant coverBodies #1
Writer: Si Spurrier
Artists: Meghan Hetrick, Dean Ormston, Tula Lotay & Phil Winslade
Colors: Lee Loughridge
Letters: Dezi Sienty & Taylor Esposito
Cover artists: Fiona Stephenson (regular)/David Finch (variant)
Editor: Shelly Bond
Publisher: DC Comics/Vertigo imprint

Vertigo has become a very different entity than it was when it was first formed. The days of long-running horror or mature-readers titles penned by stalwart talent are over (or at least are coming to an end), and instead, it seems to be populated by various limited series and one-shots. Fortunately, as the Eisner-winning The Wake recently demonstrated, it can still be home to some unconventional and even challenging storytelling. The first issue of Si Spurrier’s Bodies seems like the beginnings of a similarly strong and intriguing story. The premise of a serial killer’s activities spanning decades and even centuries is a decent hook but didn’t seem altogether novel, but Spurrier populates this comic with a number of strong character studies that make me want to see more.

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