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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.

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Doomboy - Tony Sandoval

The story of a group of friends and scenesters, while there are a few scenes where adults are shown, mainly the comic focuses on the kids as they deal with their shit.  What is most interesting to me in this story is the weird things that are happening in the background that are never quite explained.  The squids in sky, the strange creatures lurking in the gray wind.

 

I really liked the subdued feeling of the whole thing, even when the characters have to fight, it seems like they see it as something inevitable they just have to get through.  Just the way life would seem after dealing with a tragic loss.

 

Which is what the story is basically about, a teenaged guy dealing with the death of a loved one.  When he channels his feelings into music and suddenly becomes the focus of a rock cult, it's not what he'd intended.

 

Interesting story, loved the artwork, overall, I'd recommend this for people who enjoy slightly weird, stories about young kids figuring things out, like Sam Alden.