John Flood #6 is a revealing issue that utilizes both the telling script of Justin Jordan, the stunning artwork of Jorge Coelho (whom easily has his most intensely drawn issue) and the colours of Tamra Bonvillain who switches between wide open blue/green skies to red blotches of blood that stain clothes and splatter from the moments of violence.
Ending on yet another cliffhanger, the arrival of John Flood #5 could not have been any more enticing. Things have really begun to escalate after Flood and the still mysterious serial killer came to a head in the last issue, making it appear all the more likely that their stories are bound to end in shedding one another’s blood.
At last, John Flood has come face to face with the mysterious killer whom may or may not have a connection to the people that experimented on Flood and made him the way he is. And just to heighten the intensity of the moment, the very building Flood and the killer find themselves in is being engulfed by an intense wall of flames.
A great understanding of character, tone and space show the greatness that can be found within John Flood. This series is a lot of fun to read with incredibly entertaining characters and moments that are heightened with mystery and intrigue of present and past events.
An old, shady NSA agent creeps in on a young, adventurous and curious woman one night, asking her if she wants to help keep the biggest conspiracies in the world a secret. Elsewhere, a man who hasn’t slept in a decade recruits an ex-cop to solve a psychedelic murder mystery.
Justin Jordan. Taken from his Twitter.
Justin Jordan. Taken from his Twitter.
These universes can be found in Deep State and John Flood, two BOOM! Studios-published comics from Pennsylvania-based writer Justin Jordan, with respective art from Ariela Kristantina and Jorge Coelho.
John Flood #2 (of 6) Written by Justin Jordan Illustrated by Jorge Coelho Colours by Tamra Bonvillain Letters by Ed Dukeshire Published by BOOM! Studios John Flood #2 kicks right back into the story built from the last issue that is less of a focus on the serial killer hunt and more of an exploration into …
John Flood has a very promising beginning that plants enough questions to really wonder what these characters have been through and what direction they are going in. This first issue sets up more than just Flood as an intriguing character, but also his assistant Lyta Brumbaugh. She is entrusted to bring along an ex-cop named Alexander Berry on the hunt for a mass murderer that has been leaving no trace behind on a series of brutal killings. This group of three has the makings of what is sure to be an entertaining and reality-bending ride.
Man, people in this comic really went apeshit when everything went to hell. I get that living outside of a quarantine zone would be awful, but all of these raiders decided that they might as well stick pins in their faces and embrace how ugly the world is. This is an ugly issue, showcasing how ugly the world is, and it doesn’t pull any punches in its “Good God, what am I reading?” moments.
Imagine what the world could have ended up as if John Carpenter’s The Thing got out of Antarctica, but a small segment of the population was immune to it. That’s the basic premise of Spread. Sure, the Spread is easier to kill, but it’s every bit as gruesome as to look at as The Thing, and spreads with alarming rapidity. Justin Jordan wrote that one of his inspirations was to tell a story set after an apocalypse, which puts this story right in the vein of The Walking Dead.
Disclaimer: Alan Moore is not found or mentioned in this article. (Except for now) Wizard magazine used to be both a blessing and a curse to comics fans. It had exclusive interviews with creators and fun features, like “Casting Call” and “Top Ten Writers and Artists”, but it was also criticized for mainly focusing on Marvel …