The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of SURVIVAL FETISH #1 from Black Mask Studios. Patrick Kindlon writes, Antonio Fuso draws, and Jim Campbell letters.

Saheer is a runner in Honolulu. Honolulu is controlled by gangs, and the gangs like to put trigger-happy snipers on the buildings who take potshots at people on the ground. Saheer is very good at dodging the snipers, and he makes a living as a courier. One of his clients is a small clinic/supply house, where the girl he loves lives. Saheer is a fast, smart runner, but he also has a very big secret.

This is a fascinating twist on the courier story. The idea of a US city being semi-militarized like this Honolulu is pretty dark, and Saheer’s relationship with it (no spoilers) is too. And we get to meet some interesting characters in this issue, setting things up nicely for later. And a well-drawn black & white comic is a thing of beauty, and this book certainly qualifies.

Things are not what they seem in this story, and Black Mask seems to specialize in these types of stories, giving us characters with more layers than an onion. They’ve been doing them well, though, and this one is no exception.

SURVIVAL FETISH #1 is available now from your local comic shop, or online at blackmaskstudios.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )