Wynonna Earp Legends: Doc Holliday #1 Review
Writer: Tim Rozon and Beau Smith
Art: Chris Evenhuis
Colors: Jay Fotos
Cover: Chris Evenhuis, Laura Innes (Subscription B cover)
Why is it that bounty hunters, especially paranormal ones, make for good stories? Wynonna Earp should definitely be on the list of monster killers you just love. Maybe its the sass. Maybe its that cool leather jacket. Or the fact that a bad guy stared down the barrel of a gun and escaped. Whatever it is, Wynonna Earp has me hooked.
I’ve been meaning to read Wynonna Earp for a while, and I don’t know if this is where I should start. However, I’m going to g back and find the rest of her books. Tim Rozon and Beau Smith have put three characters together and given them life. That gives ME life. Also, Rozon and Smith are juggling character depth and humor that doesn’t overwhelm the story. It happens a lot more than I’d like. However, Smith and Rozon handle it well enough for me.
Chris Evenhuis and Jay Fotos make Wynonna readable on top of Rozon and Smith. The body movements and facial expressions on characters can make or break a book for me. I’ll take this time to say that Valdez has come on top for me because of the facial expressions. Its just really great. Also, Evenhuis know how to separate a background from the foreground and middle ground in how they establish characters and surroundings. The panels aren’t clogged and the colors of of Jay Fotos are gentle on the eyes and don’t look messy. The art falls into place well for this book.
Lastly, IDW has sold me on Wynonna Earp Legends: Doc Holliday. I would say the pros of the book is its easy readability. Cons for the book: Its way too short for my liking. If you’re looking for good reading, pick up Wynonna Earp. Now we wait for issue 2.