Falling in Love on the Path to Hell #1

Image Comics

Written by Gerry Duggan

Art by Garry Brown

Colors by Chris O’Halloran

Letters by Joe Sabino

The Rundown: A gunslinger and a samurai from opposite sides of the world find themselves on a mysterious monster filled island.

The year is 1877 and a gunslinger named Macraith makes his way to a local church to dispatch a group of men there that have done something he believes worth killing for. Something that will bring his mission of revenge to an end. Across the world, a female samurai named Ogata Asami follows a line of samurai who have failed in their rebellion and are turning in their weapons. An act she will openly defy.

As she cuts a swath of destruction on her escape from the marquis’ home, Asami finds herself on the beach. On the other side of the world, Macraith does the same and the pair wake up on a distant island inhabited by corpses and dangerous giant creatures.

The Story: Duggan crafts a wonderfully rich and engaging first issue with two characters that are incredibly interesting. Duggan crafts a wonderful world in the story as well and I felt a part of both character’s emotional journeys while still learning who they are. The story has a fantastic progression of events that lead to a cliffhanger that immediately hooked me both in its strangeness, but also in the power of its characters.

The Art: Brown delivers fantastic art in the issue. I love the visuals and how they created unique looks for both character’s stories as well as the world they eventually find themselves in.

Falling in Love on the Path to Hell #1



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