Anansi Boys #1

Dark Horse Comics

Written by Neil Gaiman and Marc Bernardin

Art by Shawn Martinbrough

Colors by Christopher Sotomayor

Letters by Jim Campbell

The Rundown: Charlie must travel home after his father dies and discover something strange about him.

Charlie is preparing for a new chapter in his life when his fiancé asks him why he is reticent to include his estranged father in their upcoming wedding. After telling her some of the embarrassing details about life with his father, he gets a call telling him that the man has died.

Returning home, he reluctantly goes to the funeral to say goodbye to the man. After learning the circumstances of his father’s death, the time after the funeral will reveal something about his father that he never suspected.

The Story: Bernardin does a great job of adapting Gaiman’s compelling and engaging story in this first issue. There are great moments of humor throughout the first issue and the dialogue allows the reader to understand the depths of Charlie’s animosity towards his father. As the issue progresses, those complicated feelings take root and create an interesting story I want to explore.

The Art: Martinbrough crafts some lively and beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. The visual style works beautifully for the character moments as well as the colorful interpretation of Charlie’s father.

Anansi Boys #1



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