Issue: A Skeleton Story #1
Plot/Environment: Alessandro Rak
Layout: Alessandro Rak, Andrea Scoppetta
Pencils: Alessandro Rak
Colors: Alessandro Rak, Andrea Scoppetta
English Translation: Andrea Plazzi, Adam McGovern
Letters: Studio Blue
Editor/President: Giuliano Monni
Publisher: GG Studio
Release Date: June 2010
“A Burtonesque noir fairy tale… Will Musil, Burma, Scarlett, Jack, and John are no longer tenants of the world of the living. They’re dead. While each faces their role in the afterlife differently, Will seeks his own redemption in the underworld as a detective, at the service of the ‘Old Lady.’ A wonderful opportunity presents itself one day when two unwanted guests crosses the border between worlds: a little girl and her cat… “
Artwork: 4.5 out of 5
Stunning…that’s really all I can say. When I saw these upcoming books from GG Studio in Previews all I could think was how great they looked. Now I have had the opportunity to see all 28 pages of this issue and I am just so content. The cover kinda sells the concept. A fun playful looking world full of skeletons. Well it starts off with people, but you know. The colors are the selling point on this one. The are just phenomenal. My eyes are still singing praises for this one, as the artwork just falls into what I look for in a comic.
Story: 4.0 out of 5
Lately all I seem to be asking myself is, how can I get more European comics on my hands? Luckily these modern gems are starting to be allowed into our American comic routine. So blah, blah, blah right? Wrong, this book can be at times different, but it’s only because we are not used to this style of storytelling. Basically to try to sum this concept up, it’s different and it works. It is not all out horror, matter of fact low on horror, just monsters as the cast, but it builds into this fun mystery over 28 pages. A great story is in the works here with some nice dialogue work, so a tip of the hat to the translators as well.
Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5
Flat out great artwork and a fun mysterious story make this one a great grab. I can see people passing on it saying it looks too childish, but I have to say that it is anything but. The story builds nicely as it goes along and I know I will be on hand to enjoy it as it does. I know these imported stories may not appeal to most, but I say give one a chance. They are different and very well done. I can not wait for more.
If you would like to buy or know more about A Skeleton Story #1 you can find it at http://ggstudiodesign.com/