Written By: Andrew Cartmel
Created By: Ben Aaronovitch
Art By: Lee Sullivan
Colors By: Paulina Vassileva
Letters By: Rob Steen
Synopsis: Spring Breakers meets Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels on the banks of the Thames! When two of the less well-behaved River goddesses, Chelsea and Olympia, decide to earn a few quid on the side, Peter and Bev find themselves drawn into a sordid cannabis-smuggling operation, controlled by London’s new queenpin of crime – the brutal and beautiful Hoodette!
Woo boy! It’s not often that I curl up with a comic (or in this case, a trade) and lose track of time these days, but that’s just what happened with Water Weed. I though I’d read through the first comic (this trade includes the full story arc which is 4 issues long) and then go clean the stove or some other boring grown up thing. Instead, I read through this entire thing in one sitting. Why? Well, let me tell you…
The story is a fantastic one. It draws the reader in and doesn’t let go until the very end. There were characters of all types and thanks to the writing and the art, there was never a question of who was who. Their individual personalities were all clearly developed and in a comic, that isn’t always easy to do. I found myself especially appreciating the bits of back story that were given along the way. It was done in a fashion that didn’t feel intrusive and also didn’t pull me from the story itself. The same goes for the colors in this book. Paulina does a fantastic job of picking just the right pallet to fit the mood of a scene.
I’m currently down and out with a cold so I know that my words are not doing this book justice. I think I’ve come up with a way to fix that though…or two ways… the first? Y’all know how crazy busy life can get so you know that if I’m telling you that I’m going to track down the other trades for this series, that it has to be good. Guys, I’m going to hunt down the rest of the trades in this series. The other way? Along with Titan, I’m going to give away a copy of this book so you can see for yourself what a great read it is! Just click below and enter away!
Rating: 5 stars …I loved every darn minute of it.
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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.