Limbo written by Dan Watters and illustrated by Caspar Wijngaard
Published by: Image Comics on June 7, 2016
Review Source: Publisher
Genres: Graphic Novel, Neon-Noir
Plot: Clay has no memory of anything that came before, but Dedande City has zero sympathy for this private eye.
Review: Take your classic noir, throw it into a surreal version of Mexico City, and then slather it in neon war paint. That’s Limbo. Watters has created a district and engaging realm that pulls inspiration from Aztec rituals, Voodoo, and 80’s pop culture. It’s a heady mix, but an enjoyable one. Wijngaad’s artwork is electric. His intense color palette goes a long way towards highlighting how vibrant Latin American and Caribbean culture can be, and their collaboration brings some much needed diversity to comics. My only complaint is that it looks like this might be a single volume, and while it is cohesive enough to be complete, I’d love to spend a little more time with the characters.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Who Should Snag It: If you are looking for a fresh twist on a classic genre, give this one a try.
*I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with a free ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review*