SideShows, released mid-March by Arcana Comics, was recently reviewed by the site WhyNotIndie.com. Below is an excerpt from what they had to say, but CLICK HERE for the full review.
“This story appeals to every reader out there with its unique plot and visually stunning artwork.
Hendrix’s story of super powered circus freaks turned mob enforcers in 1950’s Las Vegas, is brought to life with Nelson’s near impressionist illustrations. Every mob story follows the stereotypical themes of loyalty, deceit, betrayal, and violence in them but SideShows takes those themes to a whole new level.
The action is exceptional and Nelson shows this with his artistic style whether it’s one of the SideShows performing a hit or just expressing the tension between the characters. Hendrix does an excellent job revealing each of the character’s unique personalities within the dialogue.The story pays homage to the Lone Ranger and to mob films.
The unique mixture of the circus, superpowers, the mafia, Vegas, and the old world coming to the new world with the make up of immigrants, all come together to make SideShows a dark and intriguing story.“
Interested in a copy?
Diamond Code: DEC110804 Genre: Superhero
Arcana Title Page: http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=302 <– Click here to see an extended preview of the book.
Released: March 2012
Inker: Michael David Nelsen
Colorist: Michael David Nelsen
Editor: Sean Patrick O’Reilly
The Rat Pack was in their prime, the bartenders knew your name, and the same guy who comped your rooms could put a hit on you for stiffing him a tip. High rollers, lounge singers, cigarettes, alcohol, and superpowers.