Book Review: Spread, Vol 1 (No Hope)
I came across this one whilst researching sci-fi horror comics, and I immediately had to buy it. It’s a total cover buy, but thankfully what’s inside is just as awesome!!
SUMMARY: 𝘛𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘨𝘰, 𝘸𝘦 𝘥𝘶𝘨 𝘵𝘰𝘰 𝘥𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘶𝘯𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘭. 𝘚𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘸𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘱𝘦𝘥 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘩. 𝘚𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘦. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥. 𝘖𝘯𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘴𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘣𝘢𝘭𝘴, 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘧𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘤𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘺 𝘣𝘢𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘰 𝘪𝘵. 𝘊𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘴 𝘚𝘗𝘙𝘌𝘈𝘋 #1-6.
This has to be one of the goriest comics I’ve ever read. So much steaming viscera, lopped off limbs, and gooey tentacles. The amount of red on the pages is seriously insane. There’s a forward by the artist in which he discusses his love for drawing disgusting things, and he ain’t lying! Seriously the art and creature design is next level here (and that coloring by @sobreiro 😍)
The numerous types of monsters, monstrous mutations, and human antagonists also gives a nice variety to the foes No must vanquish. No himself is a fun character to root for; the strong silent type with a heart of gold. Sure we’ve seen all these character types and post-apocalyptic tropes before, but they’re just done so well here that it’s a lot of fun!
Think a mashup between The Thing and Mad Max, then douse it in buckets of blood. Spread is an awesome comic and I can’t wait to get the next volume in the series 🤘🏻
Writer: Justin Jordan (@justinjordancomics)
Artist: Kyle Strahm (@kylestrahm_)
Color: Felipe Sobreiro (@sobreiro)
Letters: Crank! (@ccrank_)