Comic Book Review – Dead Body Road #6
Dead Body Road #6
Writer: Justin Jordan
Artist/Inker: Matteo Scalera
Colorist: Moreno Disinio
Letterer: Pat Brosseau
“No more guns. No more running. No more games.” — Gage
This is it. This is the end. This is everything Justin Jordan and Matteo Scalera have been building to. And let me tell you it was worth every minute of it. We have seen Gage on his quest for revenge to find his wife Annie’s killer. Along the way he meets Rachel and she is in a bit of her own trouble and they find themselves working together. Things do not go smoothly for either of them and in this issue we find our resolution. Who lives, who dies, who killed Gage’s wife? Everything is answered here, and fair warning, not everyone makes it out alive. The book surely lives up to its title.
There was only one thing about this book that I didn’t like: It’s the last issue. I would have loved to continue picking this book up on a monthly basis. This was a series I was very excited for and really glad I picked up the first issue because it was so engaging. The characters were all unique, you really feel for them and the artwork was visually appealing. It made me want to come back every month to find out what the hell was going to happen to the characters. This book had everything going for it. But with a revenge story like this it can only last so long before the title character gets his revenge or dies trying.
Matteo Scalera on art is fantastic. His art style is unique; I would describe it as elegantly messy. And I mean that in the best way because it’s gritty enough to add more depth to the story yet somehow very clean and precise at the same time. This book has some great action sequences throughout and Scalera handles them nicely. I would pretty much read anything with this guy’s name attached to it. One thing in particular I loved about the series as a whole were the covers, they were very unique with the title so in-your-face but that doesn’t take away from how great the artwork underneath is.
Rating: 7 (out of 7) — This is definitely a miniseries worth checking out if you like a good old fashioned revenge story. It has great characters and fantastic artwork. This issue is the perfect way to end the journey.