We Only Find Them When They’re Dead – Comic Review

A new intergalactic adventure is making waves at Boom! Studios for the new title We Only Find Them When They’re Dead, pins the survival of the human race on finding scarce resources on the corpses of alien gods.  

Al Ewing creates a universe with unknown wonders in deep space as the crew of the autopsy starship Vihaan 2 harvest the extraordinary life forms. The maverick crew is led by Captain Georges Malik and with his team including Coroner Ella Hauer, Quartermaster Alice Wirth, and Engineer Jason Hauer. 

When the crew encounters rival competitors and a battle hardened Space Officer it launches a whole new adventure beyond the galaxy. The Vihaan 2 sets out to find a live alien god whose active body could be worth millions and produce an abundance of potential resources.

The artwork is clean and crisp as Simone Di Meo leads the illustrations with a steady hand. Simone carries a style that is comic book realism. Detail in physical structure is present with bold lines near the eyes with loose lines creating the lips, mouth, and nose. The color takes over to complete the image with indention and shading. 

Mariasara Miotti does a fantastic job by developing a beautiful array of colors for each panel and page of the comic book. Vibrant hues pop upon the characters and background giving the reader something otherworldly and futuristic. Light sources fade and blend together creating auras of pink, green, red, and purple. Neon lights and technology shine in this regard immersing the reader in an era beyond that of normal comprehension to endless possibilities.

Captain Georges and his crew will continue to venture the stars as this ongoing series will take the reader beyond the edges of space. Witness the extraordinary threats this team will face as the alien gods watch these mortals clash in a sea of planets and opportunity. 

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