Publisher: Challenger Comics
Writer: Ryan Ferrier
Art: Brian Level
Letters: Ryan Ferrier
Cover: Michael Walsh
Review by Scott Keys
The Brothers James is an independent comic chronicling the revenge-driven road-trip of two brothers that saw their parents murdered in front of them. I recently caught up with the series, having read the first 3 issues in one sitting. What did I think of the most recent issue? Well, read on to find out.
Ryan Ferrier’s story of these brothers out for revenge is one that has been done before, but this modern twist still seems fresh. Although the boys are twins, they aren’t exactly the same. Jack is more confident and calculated, while John is more sensitive and reflective. That doesn’t change the fact that they are both killers, though. They are on a road-trip to kill the biker gang that killed their parents some 15 years previous. Issue 3 finds the boys in deep trouble with a death cult in Mississippi that is run by one of their “targets.” After capturing to boys initially, Tracy (the cult leader’s daughter, by the way), has a change of heart and helps the boys escape. I also want to give a shout-out to the beautiful art of Brian Level! His pencils and greytones have so much detail and depth, it really immerses you into the story. Level also has great composition and story-telling, so be on the look-out for this guy! I’m definitely going to continue reading this series, and look forward to following the careers of these rising stars!
The Brothers James #3 is available in print and digital over at readchallenger.com
Art: 4.5 / 5
Story: 4 / 5
Overall: 4.5 / 5
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