Rating: 4.5/5 – School is hell. Literally!
Zoel is a bit of a handful for her parents and they send her off to boarding school. What nobody realizes, until it’s too late, is that the school for hard-to-handle teens is actually in Hell.
What’s Awesome About It?
The story concept is fun, and there’s outstanding art. I’m always a sucker for well-written stories about young adults being put into a situation that they have to think/fight their way out of. It builds character and when done right you get to be there on that journey of growth). Co-writers Michael Connell and George Wassil provide good internal conflicts between the characters and sharp dialogue that adds to the overall mix here and makes this a fun read. I love Dave Hamann’s character designs; Zoel, Alesse, Zipper, Carl. The body language, facial expressions, and motion in his art gives them a feeling of life and they pop off the page, enhanced by Michael Birkhofer’s wonderful colors that make the art ‘pop’ even more.
Rather than give a summary of the series beyond the premise, click the link and read the 1st chapter yourself! It’s free!
I first ran into this comic as a printed #1 issue being sold by creator & co-writer George Wassil at APE 2013 in San Francisco about a month ago. Upon learning that there was more than just the #1 issue available for free on-line I became very excited. I’m now a dedicated fan and am reading this in chunks as chapters are completed (I’ve read up through Chapter 3 and I’m currently waiting for chapter 4 to complete before reading it in one go). I look forward to the entire GN being completed, I believe they’ll be doing a Kickstarter to put out a hardcopy of the entire thing once it’s complete. Watch our Crowdsourcing reviews for more on that, I’ll definitely be a backer once this is offered in print.
Reviewed by: Bob Bretall – firstname.lastname@example.org
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