A Review: LIMBO #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of LIMBO #1 from Image Comics. Dan Watters writes, Caspar Wijngaard draws and colors, and Jim Campbell letters.

Clay is not really sure where he is. He knows it’s called Dedande City, and he knows it’s a pretty scuzzy place. But he doesn’t remember anything before he woke up here. So he works as a PI, and now a case has come along. He is to protect a sexy lounge singer from her employer, who happens to be the drug kingpin in the city. He gets some juicy kingpin stuff on his video camera, but he’s not the only one with something on tape in Dedande City.

Scuzzy only barely begins to describe the city, which is a fascinating character by itself. There’s also plenty of hints about supernatural goings-on. And Clay’s amnesia is a curious piece of the puzzle, which I’m sure we’ll learn about later. There are a whole lot of cool little pieces spread out in the story, which makes it appealing. And the visuals we get are weirdly interesting, too; there’s a lot of darkness and occult stuff floating around in both background and foreground.

Clay’s voice is the only “normal” thing drifting through the pages of this book, and how normal it is remains to be seen. Check this one out.

LIMBO #1 is available now at your FLCS or at imagecomics.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )