Now a days comic book companies are pumping out new comics left and right. Then from there the formula is pretty simple. Release a number of comics, and then those comics are collected into volumes if they do well. Things can get a little repetitive. But then something brilliant happens. Amongst the madness of multiple releases, something hits shelves that is unlike anything else. The content feels fresh, the art style is magnetic, and you just can’t put it down! Well, yes, that’s the experience I had when I picked up Bowery Boys: Our Fathers, from Dark Horse Comics, written by Cory Levine, with art by Brent McKee. Except this volume is actually collected from a critically acclaimed web series, instead of a chunk of comics.
Bowery Boys: Our Fathers is a coming-of-age tale set in New York City. Main character, immigrant Nikolaus McGovern rallies a crew of his friends, when his father is framed for murder. The big question is, can Niko and his friends win the battle against their oppressors, or will society win? From what I have read of the series, I will tell you that the dialogue is incredibly well written and intense. The artwork alone is enough to buy the book. I’ve always been a fan of rougher looking characters. The overall tone of the book is captivating. So, instead of giving away too much I’m going to urge you to take a look at the preview below and be sure to pick up a copy of Bowery Boys: Our Fathers this Wednesday!
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