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I'm Reading Comeeks

I dedicate this blog to comics in all forms, manga, autobio, superhero, art books, etc.  And of course, since I need a challenge, I've decided that I'll read and write (short) reviews for 365 comics during 2015.

Sundown Syndrome Takes On a New Meaning

Sundowners Volume 1 - Tim Seeley, Jim Terry

Sundowners Volume One.  The first thing that struck me as I picked up this comic was the cover.  I loved the depiction of the women on this cover, they may still be dressed in spandex, but they've got proper womanly shapes, not kidney in purse, wasp-waisted barbie shapes.

 

The second thing that really struck me with this comic was the fact that, unlike most super hero comics I've read, this one really did have a note of subtlety to it.  Readers are made to feel unsure whether or not there are nefarious doings afoot, or whether these super heroes are suffering from mental illness. 

 

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Are our heroes suffering from a mental illness?  Are they being taken advantage of or are they our only line of defense?  It's an interesting question that doesn't get answered one way or another in this first volume.

 

I'll probably grab another volume of this series, I like the diversity of the characters and the novelty of the story.