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THE CULL #1 review – A lot more to this story than simple friendly fun and hijinks

Writer: Kelly Thompson 
Artist and Colorist: Mattia De Iulis
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Editor: Charles Beacham
Designer: Rian Hughes

Thanks to Image Comics for the review copy!

A new fantasy science fiction mini-series from collaborators and super-stars, writer Kelly Thompson and artist Mattia De Iulis. When a group of teenagers set off to make a short film during low tide in the middle of the night they stumble upon a new world.

First off, I have to say the art in this book is amazing! Right from the future glimpse in the beginning of the issue all the way to the end. Everything down to the crisp details, bright colors, lettering, and layout were carefully handled and it shows! The way the characters emote and react to each other feels very organic and it’s easy to forget there are even panels on the page as you’re reading. Thompson’s dialogue adds a natural flow to the conversation and her characters feel both grounded and real. There is an added element of attachment amongst the group that helps the reader connect. It definitely reminds me of The Goonies a bit and the innocence of that child-like curiosity we had before video games and streaming. I picked-up on some Stranger Things like vibes as well. The story of course transitions into something much more elaborate and grand as we near the end of the first issue. That’s when we realize there is a lot more to this story than simple friendly fun and hijinks. It’s impossible to know what we are in for just yet exactly but it’s clear we are in for a wild ride.

My rating –  9/10 Great!!

The Cull #1 is set for release on August 16th.


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Corey Newell
Corey Newell
“Just a guy who loves comics, movies and stuff” ⁃ Independent blogger, dad, dork, comic nerd and pop culture lover hailing from Spencerport, NY

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