Duck and Cover #1

Best Jackett Press

Written by Scott Snyder

Art by Rafael Albuquerque

Colors by Marcelo Maiolo

Letters by Bernardo Brice

The Rundown: Del Reeves is ready to leave his town, but the outbreak of war changes everything.

Del Reeves is a young black man living in a small town and dreaming of moving to Hollywood to become a director. After an attack by a local dog that removes one of his eyes, he finds himself still dreaming of escape, but the reality of his world still weighs on him.

As he works at a local drive-in, a fight with the school bully leads to detention with the same bully and some other people he knows. When sirens call for a possible nuclear strike, Del and the others hide. When they emerge in the devastation, they find themselves facing futuristic terrors that have taken over their small town.

The Story: Snyder hits the ground running with a story filled with rage, terror and fear. There is a great level of tension throughout the story and the characters are all interesting both alone and in their interactions with others. There are some great emotional layers to the plot and especially with the character of Del and his circumstances. The story has elements from some great sci-fi stories including War of the Worlds as well as shades of Red Dawn. I also really enjoyed the dog and the ominous role it plays in the story. I’m excited to see where the story goes next.

The Art: Albuquerque delivers some beautifully detailed and dramatic art throughout the issue.

Duck and Cover #1



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