A Review: WEAVERS #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of WEAVERS #1 from BOOM! Studios. Simon Spurrier writes, Dylan Burnett draws, Triona Farrell colors, and Jim Campbell letters.

One of the best Weavers is dead, and her replacement is named Sid.  He’s young and he’s eager, but he seems a little out of his depth. His first task includes a bit of performance anxiety, you might say. So that gets him an audience with the boss, Barnett, whom he asks a few questions. Enter Frankie, Barnett’s daughter, who will help him find his predecessor’s killer, as well as find his way.

The Weavers have spider-based abilities, and they use them to maintain control of the underworld. There can only be a specific number of them at a time, too. Sid calls himself a loser, but we’ll just have to see how that works out over time. This is certainly an interesting take on a crime family story, a very deep, dark one. And the art really helps to spin that darkness, with horror overtones and a downright gloomy color scheme.

This is a really cool mob story that dances on the fine line between good and evil, and between humanity and whatever the Weavers are. Check this one out.

WEAVERS #1 is available now at your FLCS or at boom-studios.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )