Review: The Forevers #1

the-forevers-1-11Curt Pires latest comic book comes to us under the Black Mask banner and, it’s a page-turning good time. Eric Pfeiffer‘s artwork makes almost every panel look like a surrealist painting. It’s beautiful, realistic with a twist and goes perfectly with the story and the mood of the comic. When these two creatives combine forces, the hella rad new comic series The Forevers comes to life in the best way.

The Forevers starts off at a creepy ceremony in the middle of nowhere. There’s fire, a sigil, a cult-like leader and then more flames. We all know nothing good comes from this kind of foolery but, these open to whatever younglings seem to be down with whatever. Whatever doesn’t seem to happen until many years later and the foolery in the dark seems to have made some of the people involved very famous.

That’s how they draw you in. Whatever deal was made and sealed by fire that night has come due. It seems that what these eager beavers wanted was fame and they got it, no matter how unhappy it seems to be making them. Before the issue ends, one of them is murdered in a way that looks like an accident, another tries to commit suicide, a pair of now-famous former loves can’t wait to get away from each other and a puppet master is revealed to be Truman Show-ing their’lives.We don’t know what any of this means just that someone really wanted the coke addict starlet dead & they wanted that death to look like an accident. We also know that following the death of an old friend, the famous but, flawed singer wants to get off of this ride called life. I liked the choice that Curt and Eric made, showing what could very well be two simultaneous deaths in a split screen style.

We don’t know what any of this means just that someone really wanted the coke addict starlet dead and they wanted that death to look like an accident. We also know that following the death of an old friend, the famous but, flawed singer wants to get off of this ride called life. I liked the choice that Curt and Eric made, showing what could very well be two simultaneous deaths in a split screen style.

We anticipate what’s coming next because of the two mega rich dudes meeting person, we know their mega rich because one of them is communicating through his holographic AI! And, the real life version of the Idris look alike things that things just got interesting. We also get a bit of a hint about how interesting things are about to get thanks to a nice little paragraph that comes up on the almost last page tells us that the death is only the beginning. This series is about to get dark and LA and fame are going to get dangerous.

There were moments when I forgot that I was reading and imagined myself in a really kick ass TV show. The only real flaw that I saw in The Forevers was that it ended so soon a few more pages would have been nice but, I can see why ending Issue #1 when it did was a smart choice. Issue #1 grabs your attention and grasping for a few extra pages, what a better way to keep the readers wanting more and shivering with antici—pa—-tion.

Story: Curt Pires Art: Eric Pfiffer
Story: 8.7 Art: 8.9 Overall: 9.1 Recommendation: Buy

Black Mask Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review