Suiciders creator Lee Bermejo is back for another chapter, and he's brought a new artist with him.
In addition to being a talented artist with a strikingly raw and detailed style, Lee Bermejo has also developed a reputation as a capable writer in recent years. Suiciders: Kings of HELL.A. allows Bermejo to return to the earthquake-ravaged, post-apocalyptic landscape of the original Suiciders and further flesh out the world and its inhabitants. This first issue offers a clean gateway into the Suiciders universe, with a tale of restless young skater punks and gang warfare that won't fail to impress.
The most obvious change with Kings of HELL.A. is that Bermejo has mostly stepped away from the artist's easel. He still renders the cover and the opening prologue sequence, but the bulk of this issue is drawn by Alessandro Vitti. And while that may sound like a drawback, Vitti's aesthetic is a great fit for this dilapidated, decaying world. Vitti's work is some of the strongest he's delivered in years. His characters ooze detail and are covered in rugged lines. The environment is treated with as much care and respect as the characters themselves, which is only fair considering how much the hellish setting defines this franchise. The Suiciders franchise may actually be better off thanks to the Bermejo/Vitti collaboration.
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