Limbo, by Dan Watters, Caspar Wijngaard

6 Jun
Limbo Dan Watters

Four of Five stars

This is a difficult one to review, for me. This book compiles issues #1-#6, none of which I had read before.

Issue #1 had me interested. There were mysteries galore, a scary alternate universe, a few really intriguing characters, and a teleshaman (you’ll have to read it). We’re into the action quite quickly as Clay tries to remember who he is and also bring down some powerful, magical drug lords, all as Dia de los Muertos is going on in the streets.

What follows is some weird combination of Jason Bourne, the Matrix, and Pan’s Labyrinth, maybe with some From Dusk Till Dawn thrown in.

Issues #2-#5 were a lot of twists and turns with bad guys maybe being good guys, good guys being bad guys, both masquerading as each other, and no answer as to who Clay really is. I found it slightly difficult to follow along with all the questions and misdirections and false answers.

But Issue #6 brings it all together. Many of the mysteries are explained, along with some of Clay’s identity. I thought it was incredibly well thought out and imagined, and loved the whole feel of it. However the mass confusion I experienced in the center of this compilation prevents me from giving it 5 stars. What was enjoyable was really really enjoyable, but more than half of it was more than a little confusing. At the same time, I enjoyed the end too much to give this 3.

If you enjoy graphic novels, and dark stories with lots of black magic and monsters, I would definitely give this a try.

Thank you to NetGalley for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.

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