Book Title: Condrey #0
Book Description: Condrey is a dark modern-day crime noir tale about a homeless man in New York on the hunt for his father’s killer.
Book Author: Patrick Hickey Jr.
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher - Orgnization: Lesser Known Comics
Illustrator: Kieran X. Quinn
Condrey is the type of story I love reading. Issue #0 does what it’s supposed to do. We are introduced to the main character, his motivation, the city of New York through his eyes, and it leaves us wanting more.
The cover pulls you in immediately. It matches the tone of the story very well. Without ever hearing about this comic, the cover art would let you know exactly what type of ride you’re in for. And if that’s your type of thrill, it’s intriguing enough to get you to check it out.
Inside the art is the same. Kieran X. Quinn’s work helps tell the story and is a strong point over all of this book. The art is gritty but fluid. Colors match the mood of the events that unfold very well. Lots of muted brightness and shades of greys and blacks.
The story is straightforward and gets you where you need to go in 6 pages. It is paced really well and didn’t seem rushed. There is a natural flow that does a fine job of using available page real estate well. I knew pretty early where the story was going, but I enjoyed it anyway.
The dialogue was entertaining, but it didn’t leave me with a strong sense of the personality of the character narrating it. It flowed well but could have been anybody saying the same thing and work about the same.
Overall, Patrick and Kieran accomplished a lot in 6 pages. They set the groundwork for what looks to be an interesting tale. A tale I would definitely get on board for.
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