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REVIEW: Night of the Cadillacs #1

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REVIEW: Night of the Cadillacs #1

Book Title: Night of the Cadillacs #1

Book Description: Night of the Cadillacs #1 takes us to a futuristic Detroit where the gangs have control of the streets. For reasons that are not entirely clear at this point, they all are trying to capture a young woman named Hope. A man named Stiv rescues her from one assailant and the rest of the issue is spent staving off other would-be attackers.

Book Author: Jake Hearns and Jeff Marsick

Book Format: Paperback

Publisher - Orgnization: Scout Comics

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Illustrator: Kirk “The Savage” Manley

  • Story
    (2.25)
  • Interior Art
    (4.25)
  • Cover Art
    (4.25)
  • Dialogue
    (3)
  • Mechanics
    (2.5)
  • Editing
    (3)
3.2

Summary

Night of the Cadillacs #1 is a very unique story. It feels like being in the intersection of Robocop, the Terminator, the Lost Boys, and a Quentin Tarantino movie. There is A LOT happening here. In fact after one issue it leads to sensory overload. We have a ton of new characters. Aside from Hope and Stiv, it’s not clear which ones are relevant at this juncture.

There’s a lot of action, which makes for a quick read. Without more character and plot development it’s hard to understand where we’re going. The one thing I did notice was no matter the gang, every member seemed to have the same tattoo somewhere on their body.

The cover artwork was very intriguing. I liked how Hope was depicted. Her piercing stare made me want this book.

The interior is magnificent! It does a lot of the heavy lifting for this first issue. I liked how the Stitches’ monster truck was drawn. The attention to detail was noticeable.

As a geek on a budget I’m willing to give Night of the Cadillacs one more book. The story has a foundation of potentially great characters laid. If the character development and plot can catch up with the artwork this one could be on the short list for book of the year. I’m of the opinion this one is worth giving the chance to achieve greatness.

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I grew up loving all things geek. I started reading and collecting comics when I was 8. My personal collection has roughly 8,000 books in it. When I’m not doing something geek-related I love spending time with my amazing wife and kids, gaming, and working on cross stitch projects.

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