Review: What’s the Furthest Place From Here? #1
Tyler Boss and Matthew Rosenberg has proven they can put together magic when it comes to comics and it looks like they’re going to pull that off again. What’s the Furthest Place From Here? #1 is a post-apocalyptic coming-of-age story that blends music and mystery. The world has ended and all that remains are gangs of children living among the ruins. Is there more out there?
Boss and Rosenberg have nailed the debut issue with an intriguing premise that brings home the theme of family and friends. The creative duo has brought the world of music and comics together for an in interesting debut that feels a bit The Warriors at times.
What Boss and Rosenberg has done an amazing job of building this world. We get a good sense of the characters and what they’re up against. But, they also tease things in a way that will hook you to want to find out more as far as what’s going on.
Joining Boss and Rosenberg are Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou on lettering and Clare DeZutti on the color assist. The comic delivers a look and style that Boss and Rosenberg have become known for. Readers of 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank will feel right at home with the look of the comic. Take that series, age up the characters, and throw them into a rundown world. You have the feel of What’s the Furthest Place From Here #1.
Where What’s the Furthest Place From Here #1 is really fun is the small details peppered through the comic. Fans of music and comics will love the issue that features so many teases. The story takes place in a record store so the duo have filled the pages with records, each of which brings a story by themselves. For those that know that, it’s an issue that’s full of depth that music neophytes may not know. Backmatter of the comic goes further into all of that with a further dive into the musical influences of the series.
What’s the Furthest Place From Here #1 is a hell of a start that delivers an interesting world. The concept isn’t anything super new but the comic as a whole has a an aspect about it where it feels really fleshed out. It feels like there’s thought put into every small detail. This is an interesting start that should have comic and music fans buzzing. For everyone else, this is absolutely going to be a hit to keep an eye on.
Story: Tyler Boss, Matthew Rosenberg
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou Color Assistant: Clare DeZutti
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.35 Recommendation: Buy
Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review