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LOST FALLS #1 review – Lost and Found? (Pires, Fuso, Minotti, Loughridge, Myers) comiXology Originals

Writer: Curt Pires
Artists: Antonio Fuso and Pierluigi Minotti
Colorist: Lee Loughridge
Letterer: Micah Myers

Lost Falls is the type of mind-bending story that is confusing and entrancing at the same time. A stranger wakes up in a mysterious town with no memory of how he got there. From that point, the story zigzags between introducing characters that are likely more than they seem and hints that something is just not right about the Town of Lost Falls. There is clearly something dancing just outside of our understanding thus far. 

Lost Falls uses a distinct style similar to the art in Stargazer, which Antonio Fuso also worked on. I can’t exactly put words to how it works, but I love how the style clearly depicts what is happening but adds an air of mystery as well, which is perfect for a story like Lost Falls (and Stargazer for that matter). I was particularly struck by a silhouette art panel early in the issue.

This issue has some brief nudity, drug use, and mild violence, but I think the mysterious plot is what makes it most appropriate for older readers. If you aren’t willing to be patient to uncover what is going on, you might be frustrated by this title. The first issue mostly introduces the town and the characters, so be prepared to commit to issue 2.

The first four issue of Lost Falls are now available exclusively on comiXology and Kindle.

Here’s the official synopsis courtesy of comiXology.

When Detective Daniel Pynchon Wakes up in Lost Falls, on the shore with no recollection of how he got there, he struggles to piece together the events that lead him there. As he investigates the phenomenon surrounding his memory loss and the town itself, he discovers horrors both human and otherwise. TWIN PEAKS meets LOVECRAFT COUNTRY in this socially minded mystery thriller. The latest collaboration between Curt Pires and Antonio Fuso, the creators of WYRD (soon to be a show on FX starring Matthew Rhys). Part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content only available on comiXology and Kindle. Read for free as part of your subscription to comiXology Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited or Amazon Prime. Also available for purchase via comiXology and Kindle.

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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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