Indie Comics Review: We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #6
[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Publisher: Boom! Studios
Written By: Al Ewing
Illustrated By: Simone Di Meo
Color Assists By: Mariasara Miotti
Lettered By: Andworld Design
Review By: Kendra Hale
We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #6 gives us the beginning of Book Two: The Stealer, and the beginning journey titled “Neither Bought, Nor Sold“. At the end of We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #5 we saw Captain Malik not only find the living gods but hurtling towards them. Coming back into the story nine years later with a new autopsy ship with a crew of four. There are a few things worth mentioning at this point. One, gods are not as plentiful as before so they are truly valuable as a resource. Two, this god shows up alive, giving a final scream before dying. But most important is that this god looks just like a certain Captain who went crazy years ago, dragging his crew and ship out to the gulfs and only half of the crew came back alive…
Fast foward to the year 2414. The ship is the Mercury 7-22E and is a different type of ship from what we are used to seeing. It is a private passenger craft with A.I. assist and only one living passenger. Ambassador Marlyn Chen also has Georges Malik on her mind, but knows more than just his final actions. She is on a mission, one that requires a body guard and a stop off to pick them up in order to move on. Marlyn and her body guard Naomi Geller set forth on the most perilous part of their trip, to the settlement of Malik’s Flight. A rebel colony that has built itself around the dead body of Malik and created a religion, Malikism, around him. There are familiar faces ahead and a BOLD plan in place…. This is a heck of a start to the new arc.
With this new arc Al Ewing has opened the world of the We Only Find Them When They’re Dead series. The art by Simone Di Meo and Mariasara Miotti is jaw dropping as always. Futuristic and awe inspiring to say the least. Andworld Design does a stellar job of providing lettering for the series.
I have said it before and will say it again, this book hits on every cylinder. The world expanding to include all of these new facets is not only intriguing it begs to be read and enjoyed. The art work tempts you to look again for all the emotions and small details you may have missed. Perfection.
This series scoffs at this word.
If you are a fan of mystery, adventure, science fiction, stunning art, and a tale that bends your ear to take heed… climb aboard and enjoy the ride.
Images Provided Courtesy Of Boom! Studios.