Phantom Road #1
Written by Jeff Lemire
Art by Gabriel H. Walta
Colors by Jordie Bellaire
Letters by Steve Wands
The Rundown: Dom’s latest haul will bring him to a new and dangerous world.
Dom is a long haul trucker who keeps to himself as he hits the open road. As he travels the country, he can’t help but relive the ghosts of his past and the dark history between him and his parents.
When an accident on the road almost causes him to crash, he gets out to find a woman in shock and a dark object sticking out of the road. An object that will transport him, the woman and his truck to a dangerous world filled with dangerous creatures.
The Story: Lemire crafts an entertaining and suspenseful story in this first issue. The premise is engaging and the immediacy of the story connected with me right away. I love the dark tone of the story and how it unfolds. There’s a great mystery being crafted in this issue and I look forward to seeing where that mystery takes me as a reader.
The Art: Walta delivers some amazing art in the issue. Not only does the art capture the desolation and loneliness of the road, but it beautifully details the world of the characters.