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And somehow, like magic, the best day of the week appears again… right where we expected it to be.

New Comics Day is here! Rejoice in all it’s sequential glory!

A comiXologist Recommends:
Michael Crowe recommends Bodies #1

Four time periods, four murders, four detectives - one victim. Bodies, written by Si Spencer, is a murder mystery mini-series like no other. The story follows Shahara Hasan in 2014, Edmond Hillinghead in 1890, Maplewood in 2050 and Charles Whiteman in 1940, all working to solve the same case while timelines apart.

Each of the parallel narratives are illustrated by a different artist with colors by Lee Loughridge. Meghan Hetrick depicts the present day in a style that is dynamic yet grounded in realism. The pages are colored in shades of blue, lending a cold sterility to this era. Dean Ormstons vision of London in the 1890s is a shadowy, gothic world of grayscale pocked with flourishes of red. Tula Lotay conjures images of 2050 with line work that is light and hazy. In addition the colors of this dystopian future are ironically bright and vibrant, filled with scorching yellows and cooler purples. This combination coats the future in a dreamy malaise. The London of the 1940s is illustrated by Phil Winslade, with panels that capture the romanticized pulp feel of the era. Each artist work is distinct and each is given ample room to shine. The work has been split into equal parts; six pages per timeline per issue.

This structure has allowed Si Spencer to drive the narrative forward while exploring the similarities and differences in society throughout time. Si is also interested in the intricacies of people and how the zeitgeist of their times influence them. The detectives are driven by very different forces, yet each share a common goal. But with hints of a ritual murder, the detectives might come to regret ever starting down this particular rabbit hole.

After reading Bodies #1 be sure to check out other books by members of this creative team: Superman: Lois Lane #1 by Meghan Hetrick, Supreme Blue Rose #1 by Tula Lotay, The Monolith by Phil Winslade, Lucifer #14 by Phil Winslade, and John Constantine: Hellblazer - City of Demons by Si Spencer.

[Read Bodies #1 on comiXology]

For fans of: Crime, Science Fiction, Mature Content

Michael Crowe works on the digital assets/launch team by day and writes comics and prose by night. He’s an avid consumer of comics and all things sci-fi.

It’s New Comics Day and we are GO on comixology.com!

(ps: a little book you may have heard of called Hawkeye has a new issue out today.)

(pps: also it’s the finale of the wake, and fatale, and prophet, and if you aren’t reading all three of those you’re making a mistake.)

The beginning of Comic-Con AND New Comics Day? #blessed

jthenr-comics-vault:

What Don said.

TMNT ADVENTURES #2 (Oct. 1988)
Art by Michael Dooney (pencils), Dave Garcia (inks), Barry Grossman (colors)

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