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Advance REVIEW: Rivenport: Cutthroats and Criminals


Advance REVIEW: Rivenport: Cutthroats and Criminals

Book Title: Rivenport: Cutthroats and Criminals

Book Description: This opens with what appears to be a masked thief sitting in the shadows, lurking on top of a building watching a specific window. We then see the intended target of the masked thief as they move through their residence. The thief then makes his move, entering the apartment and making his demands of the occupant, before disappearing out the window and into the night once more.

Book Author: Steve Kuerbitz

Book Format: Paperback

Publisher - Orgnization: Attack of the Rivals

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Illustrator: Ryan Tavarez

  • Story
  • Interior Art
  • Cover Art
  • Dialogue
  • Mechanics
  • Editing


The name Cutthroats and Criminals should give an idea of the kinds of characters you will meet in this book.  Reading the opening page of the story had me completely intrigued from the start.  I grew up playing tabletop games, more specifically Dungeons and Dragons.  This has all the makings of a wonderful story that could also be converted into a tabletop adventure!  As someone who doesn’t play tabletop anymore, but completely and thoroughly enjoys that genre of entertainment, in the form of online gaming and cinematic entertainment, this is definitely something I look forward to seeing more of!  What I read was a sampler of what is to come!  A comic trailer if you will, to intrigue the mind and make you desire more, to which I will happily help myself to, when more of it becomes available!

The artwork for what I saw is incredible!  It allows the reader to see the stylized environment and feel like they are in the moment and places, precisely where they need to be to feel all the emotions the characters themselves are going through, at the time they are going through them. While the artwork is astounding, I did give this book a pg-13 rating if it were to be converted into a movie, for the simple fact is that blood as well as bathroom use could be seen in the pages of the sampler I read. Iit does help with the story and gives it realism but I think that this will definitely be something suited for a teen or above audience.

The dialog in the few pages I saw was minimal, as the main character was clearly after something and there wasn’t much to say, but the artwork also conveyed what the main character wanted with the actions that were indicated, which makes the overall teaser well done.  I have no doubt as more of the story is revealed in the completed book that the dialog will improve along with the actions.

I look forward to following this story more and seeing how the arc plays out.

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Until next time!

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Growing up in the 80s and 90s I grew up as an eclectic geek, a fact that still holds true today. I grew up watching all the classic cartoons of the 80's and had many an adventures with the toys that went with. Played tabletop RPG's and still enjoy computer gaming as adulting allows. On top of making time to read comics, and spend time with family and friends.

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