Review: Postal



Lately, life has been getting in the way of my reading and I find myself falling behind on some of my favorite titles. Aside from reading for the show, I haven’t picked up any new titles until a coming book caught my eye. A few weeks ago I posted a preview of Postal coming from Image Comics. I set aside a little time to check it out. Postal is written by Bryan Hill and  Matt Hawkins. There are two pretty badass covers – one by Linda Sejic and the other by Isaac Goodhart who also created the interior artwork. Goodhart was one of the winners of Top Cow’s 2014 annual talent hunt. I hate to say this, but I often DO judge a book by its cover. I am an art junkie. So, I admit, it was the covers that initially grabbed my attention and the story did not disappoint. The main character Mark has Asperger’s syndrome. The book did a great job portraying the character and, for lack of a better term, some of his quirks which made the character endearing. The town Mark lives in is FULL of crazy characters. His own mother is a charming gem who also happens to be the mayor. There is a LOT that happens in this first book. In the first few pages there is what appears to be an execution – and that’s just the beginning. The book has murder, drugs, gangs all in a creepy ass little town. What’s not to LOVE?!? The end pages feature ‘files’ on the main characters introduced along with their ‘psych profile’. That sealed the deal. I am all in. Postal hits the shelves this Wednesday which means I have a long wait until I get a peek at #2. If you missed the preview, you can check it out below. I highly recommend grabbing this book. Check it out…if you think you can trust a rookie….

You can also hear Darrell, Gerri and myself talk about the book on Comic Rack Snarkcast.

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The townsfolk of Eden, Wyoming wake up to the first official murder the town has seen in 25 years.   Their reaction to this isn’t normal and there’s a reason for that.  Eden operates as a haven for fugitive criminals who remain here while new identities, often including facial reconstruction, are created for them.  There is zero tolerance for any illegal activity that might draw attention to the town and an “official murder” is the last thing they want.  A single, tight-nit family runs Eden with the youngest oddball son Mark Shiffron overseeing the postal branch, the only means of shipping in or out of the city.  THE FBI has repeatedly been foiled trying to insert an undercover here; they see Mark as the weak link to exploit.  This murder gives them a new opportunity.

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