Friday, July 28, 2017


IMAGE COMICS – @ImageComics

[This review was originally posted on Patreon.]

STORY: Jim Zub – @jimzub
ART: Djibril Morissette-Phan
COLORS: K. Michael Russell
LETTERS: Marshall Dillon – @MarshallDillon
COVER A:  Djibril Morissette-Phan
COVER B: Steve Cummings and Djibril Morissette-Phan
VARIANT COVERS: Christian Ward; Djibril Morissette-Phan
40pp, Color, $3.99 U.S.

Glitterbomb created by Jim Zub and Djibril Morissette-Phan

Part 1: “Circular Homicide”

Glitterbomb is a new comic book series created by Jim Zub and Djibril Morissette-Phan.  Published by Image Comics, it is written by Zub; drawn by Morissette-Phan; colored by K. Michael Russell; and lettered by Marshall Dillon.  Glitterbomb is a horror story about fame and failure and focuses on a middle-aged actress struggling in Hollywood.

Glitterbomb #1 (“Circular Homicide”) introduces Farrah Durante, once the star of the television series, “Space Farers.”  Now, she is a middle-aged actress hunting for her next acting gig in an industry where experience is not as important as youth and fresh beauty.  A single mother to a pre-school son, Marty, Farrah finds her frustrations mounting, but that will lure something horrifying to her.

One of the best aspects of Jim Zub's writing is that he makes his characters' frustrations, dilemmas, and trials and tribulations resonate with the reader.  Farrah's troubles certainly seem genuine, which certainly made me sympathetic to her.  I don't know what to make of the horror element, but I am curious to see where that goes.

Newcomer artist Djibril Morissette-Phan is surprisingly polished, and his storytelling is sharp, efficient, and clear.  I must admit that I am also surprised by his skills as a cover artist.  I won't grade this series now, but I look forward to more issues.

Reviewed by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"

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