- Writer: Matthew Erman
- Artist: Stefano Simeone
- Letterer: Mike Fiorentino
- Designer: Michelle Ankley
- Senior Editor: Eric Harburn
- Editor: Jonathan Manning
- Assistant Editor: Gavin Gronenthal
Thanks to BOOM! Studios for the review copy!
GOOD LUCK is a new series with an original premise – good luck and bad luck are personified by two deities that show up on Earth and muck everything up by making luck quantifiable. It’s a goofy concept that provides the opportunity to create an original universe that serves as the setting for a fun story. The main character Artemis is one of a few people who have literally zero luck and it’s fun to see how the writer plays with this concept.
The art in this book is the perfect complement to its premise. The avatars of good and bad luck are inspired (particularly good luck). The visual depiction of luck and its impact is great. While there isn’t any fighting, there are ample examples of showing action and movement in an effective way.
In addition to strong art, the dialogue is clever. There are some funny exchanges, and Artemis’ sweetness shines through. As a guy with no luck, he seems destined to screw things up, but he is likeable and you root for him.
The issue manages to introduce a likeable character and a high concept right off the bat that promises a great story. I can’t compare the series to anything else because it is such an original concept. The book certainly lives up to the ‘good’ part of its title, but I suspect luck has nothing to do with it.
GOOD LUCK #1 is now available.
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