Sunflower #1 Review
Writer: Mark Mallouk
Artist: Lee Carter
451 Media Group
I’ve been reading comic books for almost two decades now and they usually follow the same story telling format that you heard in almost every English lit class you’ve ever had. But I have never read the comic that proceeds to grab the reader and intensely keeps its attention from beginning to end.
Set in the eerie town of Blythe C.J. A lonely widow whose daughter is missing sets out to find the person she thinks is the responsible a mysterious man named Rush Bridge who just so happens to have the town of Blythe paralyzed with fear even the mention of his name strikes terror amongst its residents. It’s so bad that the local police department refuse to give C.J. any information. The more questions she asked more questions she gets in return and with each step closer she gets the warnings to turn around and run get louder and more apparent.
I can already tell that from the very first issue this story will have twists turns epic rises and falls and unbelievable characters.
The art in the story is very calm and surreal but the storytelling aspect of the art is excellent because you can see the pain that C.J. feels with the very expressive art that Adin Ewington can exhibit.
The writing in sunflower is so effective I couldn’t shake the feeling that something very bad would happen at the turn of each page. I read this a few days prior to writing this review and this book is so good it’s stayed in my head constantly.
If you are looking for a departure from the biggest superhero seen in a take a trip to Blythe sunflower will not disappoint you.