Issue : Praetorian TPB
Creator : Rick Villa
Writer : Jason M Burns
Artist: Ramon Espinoza
Letters: Nick Deschenes
Publisher: Outlaw Entertainment
Release Date: June 2009
“Made immortal in the wake of christ’s crucifixion, four Praetorian guards are tasked with protecting mankind in the centuries to come. Now 2009 and spread out around the globe, the Praetorians must reunite to track down a grisly serial killer whose seemingly random murdering sprees have been haunting them since their eternal rebirth.”
Wow! This was a fantastic attention grabbing story from start to finish! I was kinda on the fence when the religious tones started flowing but I was so glad on how the story turned out. A very nice Serial Killer style story left wide open for more volumes to come!
Artwork: 4.5 out of 5
I loved the style used in this book. It was kinda cartoonish but in a more stylized way. I felt it fit nicely with the overall feel and flow of the story. The coloring was spot on with perfect tones and shades. It’s so close to perfection. Hands down an amazing effort.
Story: 4.2 out of 5
If I fault it on anything it would be the religious aspect, but it plays just a small roll in the whole of the story that I wasn’t bothered. A nice job on the overall concept that plays out so well. I really felt there were no holes in the story. It was all so well thought out and presented. The communication between characters is believable and it really grabbed my attention from the start.
Dying Breath: 4.4 out of 5
First of all if you pass on a 112 page trade for under $8 your smoking something. Marvel and DC will charge you $15 for the same thing. But cost aside this book delivers. A nice serial killer plot that runs throughout. It leaves it self wide open at the end inviting you to come back for the next chapter. The artwork is great. An amazing first run that I can only hope builds a nice following so we can all read more. Pick this one up! I know I will be following what this company has to offer from now on.
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