A Thing Called Truth #1
Written by Iolanda Zanfardino
Art by Elisa Romboli
Letters by Iolanda Zanfardino
The Rundown: Dr. Magdalene Traumer’s world is turned upside down after an incident at her workplace.
The story opens with a dramatic chase scene. In the recent past, Magdalene makes a video journal entry regarding a work project. Later that night, she receives an anger inducing phone call from someone close to her. Then, the next day, something unusual occurs at her office. Afterwards, Magdalene heads to a bar for some entertainment. Finally, she makes a decision that will change the course of her life.
The Story: Zanfardino does a fantastic job in the opening chapter of this series. The protagonist is interesting and relatable. And I immediately wanted to know more about her history. The plotline is filled with both intrigue and humor. Even though this is a story with deadly consequences and heartbreaking personal relationships, there are some definitive laugh out loud moments sprinkled throughout. Also, I must mention the compelling format of this narrative. I am a fan of post-modern story telling methods, especially when there is a non-linear component. So, I really appreciate how this tale begins in an unusual manner. I really enjoyed this story and can’t wait to find out what happens next.
The Art: This issue features a modern illustration style that places emphasis on character expression and tone. The color work is bold and interesting. And the entire edition has an energy that is captivating. Throughout each page, I really felt transported into the story and emotionally connected to the protagonist.