Keeper #0

Scott Winslow is making a killing in England.  As he plies his trade as star goalkeeper for
up & coming East London club Lewisham United, he moonlights as a serial
murderer terrorizing the public with a body count in double digits.  Inspector Rahne O’Connell and her squad at
Scotland Yard are on the case, but will they figure it out before Scott racks
up more victims than clean sheets?
If it wasn’t for the fact that the cover features a bloody
soccer ball and says for Mature Readers Only, I don’t know how interested I’d
have been in this.  Fortunately, Keeper
is far from just a sports book and just from this teaser shows potential.  I honestly don’t think I’ve ever come across
anything like it before and that is a very good sign.
What we manage to see in the small handful of pages in this
initial “zero” issue is enough to give readers an idea of the story that is
going to unfold.  Our star goalie Scott
(or keeper as I’m assuming is the proper European term) is an amazing player as
it seems.  But he is talented at more
than just what you see on the field as you quickly find out by the end.  I enjoy crazy twists in stories, and this was
exactly what I needed to keep my interest piqued.
The artwork so far is certainly a different look than what
I’ve ever really seen.  Different can be
good though, and by the end it grew on me. 
I think if I had the opportunity to read more of the book I’d have more
idea of how I think it works.  With this
initial presentation though, so far it is doing a good job.
Shorter issues like this are typically harder to give a decent,
full opinion on.  It’s like trying to say
how good a show is just on the first episode which I don’t like to do.  Regardless, what I was able to get out of
this looks like it could really be a great read.  I would say take a chance on this title, I’m
more than willing to do so.

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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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