Review: The Wicked Righteous #1
It’s been two years since a biological attack decimated the world’s population. Lucas Goodspeed and his brothers have spent that time preparing to escape the dangers of San Diego, CA. When a beautiful girl named JC is abducted their plans appear to be in jeopardy. The Brothers must now choose how far they’re willing to go to save a life… even if it means endangering one of their own.
When it comes to post-apocalyptic stories, there’s usually one of two things that has caused the apocalypse – war or disease. In the case of The Wicked Righteous it’s a disease that we don’t really know a whole lot about just yet, other than for as-yet-unexplained reasons it didn’t infect everyone. Terry Mayo uses the opening of the comic to establish the world of The Wicked Righteous as the mystery disease is already rampant infecting some and ignoring others; although we don’t find out how or why, the cause of the plague doesn’t really matter at this point because that’s not the focus of the story.
The comic itself is an almost by the numbers take on establishing a story in the post-apocalyptic landscape, although contrary to what you may be thinking, that’s not actually a bad thing as you’re able to focus more on the characters than the setting of the story. It’s always the characters, and their relationships, that make any good post-apocalyptic tale, and The Wicked Righteous has the potential for us to explore some very interesting angles of character development – and that’s why the formulaic backdrop upon which the story is set works so well.
At the end of the day, this is a very solid first issue and is well worth your time if you’re looking for a fresh take on a familiar setting.
Story: Terry Mayo Art: Lucas Romero Colours: Christopher Hall
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read
Graphic Policy was provided with a FREE copy for review