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A LAST GOODBYE review –  Say Hello to a Post Apocalyptic One Shot

Writers: Travis B. Hill and Ben Humeniuk
Artist and Letterer: Ben Humeniuk

Thanks to Ben Humeniuk for the review copy!

A Last Goodbye is a new one-shot post-apocalyptic story about a man and his dog on a quest to return home one last time. With a new Mad Max movie being released, my brain was primed for violent mayhem. While this story does have some of that, I was pleasantly surprised at how much heart was included. There’s a lot more character development and emotional heft than your typical post apocalyptic story. The story intercuts between present and flashbacks that provide the context for why the main character has undertaken his quest. The pacing between the two timelines is excellent.

Also excellent is the art, which is striking thanks to its detail and color palette. A Last Goodbye isn’t black and white, but rather black and white and largely one other color. That other color (faded blue or brown) makes the pages pop and helps delineate the time and location of the scene. The action is cleanly depicted so you always know exactly what is happening.

A Last Goodbye has some violence and a few particularly grisly panels, so parental discretion is advised. Unlike some post apocalyptic stories that set up sprawling universes (Silo/Wool, Snowpiercer), this one-shot release is a tight, self contained story about one guy and his dog, making it a great choice for fans of the genre who don’t want to make a huge investment of time and money.

A Last Goodbye will be released on June 26th 2024.

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Darren Shulman
Darren Shulman
Darren is a professional lawyer and amateur movie/comic/TV reviewer who is lucky enough to have found a wife who is into the same geeky things he is. Darren has been making the trip from Ohio to San Diego Comic-Con since 2009. Other interests include, in no particular order: monkeys, LEGO, dinosaurs, and playing basketball poorly.

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