- Writers: Jarred Lujan
- Interior Artist: Orlando Caicedo
- Colorist: Warnia Sahadewa
- Letterer: Justin Birch
- Editor: Chris Fernandez
Thanks to Mad Cave Studios for the review copy!
The setting: Miami. The year? 1984. The plan: A Heist. DRY FOOT is about a group of four friends struggling in the mean city who consider robbing a drug dealer. The main characters are introduced via the “Name under their picture with some quippy details” technique, which gets us up to speed on them quickly. This issue concerns itself with establishing the relationship between the friends and filling in details about the characters that provide possible motivations for undertaking the heist.
The art has a brightly colored 1980s Miami Vice style, which fits the setting perfectly. While there isn’t much action (yet), there are some very interesting panels, particularly in the first half of the book. The movement is fluid and it is easy to see what is happening. Kudos to the writers for getting the 80s details right, from the hairstyles and clothing to the pop culture references (bonus points for the E.T. game name check, as that is notorious for being the worst video game ever made).
One of the characters is described as ‘foul mouthed’ and there’s a fair amount of cursing in the book. There are also some drug references, a little violence, and some blood so some parental discretion is advised. Fans of the 1980s and crime capers will enjoy Dry Foot.
DRY FOOT #1 will be available on September 9th.
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