Death Sentence: London 1

As martial law and forced abstinence prey on the mind of the London Mayor, the American alphabet agencies are watching the London war zone with interest – and special agent Jeb Mulgrew might be next to be thrown into the fire!

It might just be the dumb American in me, but I’ve always had a hard time caring about England. They’ve had the same queen for like 300 years and they can’t even drive on the right side of the road! And don’t get me started on the metric system. Thankfully, Death Sentence London is not about Backwards Island prospering. In the wake of a massive genocide, all hell breaks loose in London. Lots of people are “G plus” which is basically a form of AIDS that gives its host super powers before death. There’s looting, rioting, and most heart wrenchingly the robbery of a McDonalds. Things are pretty bad across the pond, and there doesn’t seem to be any straight shot towards a happy ending.

I really enjoyed reading Death Sentence London, but does it have to use so many darn curse words? The F-word is used more than a malt vinegar bottle in a fish and chips restaurant. I know that swearing is one of the few liberties the British have left, but use some moderation! Also, I’m not really sure if I care much for special agent Jeb Mulgrew. He has a beard and a family so we know he’s got a lot on the line, but..eh? Literally millions have already died in this universe, so maybe I’m just trying to not get too attached to Jeb. I think the high point of this book is the art. London’s chaotic hellscape looks appropriately grim, the skies are bleak and the streets are decrepit and devoid of hope. There’s a character introduced in this who calls herself Art Girl, and she lives up to her name. Apparently if someone is G plus, they can alter reality and fill the world with all sorts of crazy nonsense. The result of this is some good looking pages! I enjoyed this comic, being assigned to review it was not a death sentence.
Death Sentence London was published by Titan Comics, who are real titans of industry! Go ahead and like them on Facebook, I like them on Facebook so that way me and you can have something in common.
 
Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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