REVIEW: Pound of Flesh
Book Title: Pound of Flesh
Book Description: In this short story from Envision Comics, a female gunslinger has a score to settle with her treacherous father as they face off in the arid desert of the Old West.
Book Author: Steven McCumaskey
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher - Orgnization: Envision Comics
Illustrator: Steven McCumaskey
- Interior Art(3.7)
- Cover Art(3.9)
This story reminds me of a classic Western which I am fine with. I grew up with the Lone Ranger so, this story is great if you are into that. The dialogue was great for this to be a timepiece. I thought that the mannerism of how the characters interacted with one another perfectly matches the Wild West tone of the book. The art in my eyes did something I found interesting which is the art seems to be taking place at the same time as the book because it seems old, and ink-filled but enough to distinguish the characters, and the background also reminds me of Papyrus or sandpaper which also matches the desert-like feel of the book.
As for the story, I like it, it is a revenge story within 30ish pages and in the book, the daughter’s motives are as clear as day without me getting spoon-feed the information. I also felt like the art conveys the same suspense as if you were watching a movie that showed the classic final shootout. I kind of wish we got more backstory to how she found him or an explanation to why the father did what he did but thankfully the book gave just enough information to not make me feel lost when reading it.
But overall, despite it being short and the idea surrounding it could be like a whole series the ending of the whole story felt satisfying to me so I will say that this is an amazing read.