Book Review: Spread, Vol 1 (No Hope)

Spread Volume 1

I came across this one whilst researching sci-fi horror comics, and I immediately had to buy it. Itโ€™s a total cover buy, but thankfully whatโ€™s inside is just as awesome!!

SUMMARY: ๐˜›๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฐ, ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฏ’๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ. ๐˜š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฉ. ๐˜š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜š๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ. ๐˜–๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด, ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด, ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด, ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ด, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜บ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ช๐˜ต. ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜š๐˜—๐˜™๐˜Œ๐˜ˆ๐˜‹ย #1-6.

This has to be one of the goriest comics Iโ€™ve ever read. So much steaming viscera, lopped off limbs, and gooey tentacles. The amount of red on the pages is seriously insane. Thereโ€™s a forward by the artist in which he discusses his love for drawing disgusting things, and he ainโ€™t lying! Seriously the art and creature design is next level here (and that coloring by @sobreiro ๐Ÿ˜)

The numerous types of monsters, monstrous mutations, and human antagonists also gives a nice variety to the foes No must vanquish. No himself is a fun character to root for; the strong silent type with a heart of gold. Sure weโ€™ve seen all these character types and post-apocalyptic tropes before, but theyโ€™re just done so well here that itโ€™s a lot of fun!

Think a mashup between The Thing and Mad Max, then douse it in buckets of blood. Spread is an awesome comic and I canโ€™t wait to get the next volume in the series ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป

Writer: Justin Jordan (@justinjordancomics)
Artist: Kyle Strahm (@kylestrahm_)
Color: Felipe Sobreiro (@sobreiro)
Letters: Crank! (@ccrank_)
Publisher: @imagecomics

Rating: โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

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