ComicBastards.com recently reviewed the over the top graphic novel, Swerve, and oh boy did they like it! You can read the review in full by CLICKING HERE, but be sure to read the excerpt below and see how you can pick up a copy!
“Whew doggie, I can’t express how entertaining Swerve is. But I’m going to try. To start, the strongest take away from Swerve is the pacing. The beats that Jon Judy’s story hits are perfectly placed. It keeps the reader tuning the page just to see where this freight train of crazy-awesome is going. This story is a blast and truly excels in the graphic novel format; granted it was interesting as digital singles but Swerve’s narrative hearty goodness proves that it is something that needs to be chugged not sipped. Meaning you’ll want to kill this in one sitting and still want more… A second stand out in Swerve is the art and color. Dexter Wee’s art sits well with Chris Hall’s colors. It’s some sort of match made in indie comic book heaven. Their collaboration brings a dirty rugged look to the world that complements the narrative perfectly. Not only that, Wee presents more than a few “oh shit panels” that will put a sinister smile on your face, I promise… your best bet is to take on Swerve with the mindset of a crime story with the backdrop in the wrestling world. If you do that then you’ll be set to enjoy one of the best graphic novels I’ve read in a long time.”
Thank you to ComicBastards.com for the review and be sure to CLICK HERE to read the full, action packed review. Below is some info on how you can pick up a copy for yourself! Click on the Arcana Title Page link below to see an extended preview of the book!
Diamond Code: DEC12 0813 Genre: Action / Crime
Writer: Jon Judy
Artist: Dexter Wee
Letterer: Jace Tschudi
Editor: Amanda Hendrix
Arcana Title Page: http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=492
San Antonio, 1976: Eric Layton, desperate for cash, left college behind to dive into the world of pro-wrestling. From there, it was an easy slide into the underbelly of the “rasslin’” biz, where the box office and concession stand make for an easy way to launder drug money. Eric wanted out, but he had seen and done too much. They would never let him walk away, so he went into business for himself, hoping to make enough quick cash to sneak away and buy a new identity. When Eric is pinched by the police and forced to flip on his boys, he is stuck between the cops and the crooks – and the idea that he will escape with his life is looking less realistic than a pro-wrestling match.