LIVING IN SIN, ISSUE #1
Writer/Illustrator: Adam Falp (Twitter: @adamfalp)
Letters: Micah Myers (Twitter: @micahmyers)
WHAT IS IT?
A unique tale of revenge and love that takes place primarily in hell, mixed in with a badass warrior that guards the gates of resurrection.
Yeah, Living in Sin is different.
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
After failing to rob a Mafia's bar, our main character is killed and sent to hell. His mortal self is never given a name, but once in hell, he becomes "The Terminal." This is due to him being the only thing that stands between the dead and the gate of resurrection. A fitting name.
The Terminal spends 100 Hell years (1 earth year) defending the gate to spend one day on earth. While on Earth, he's able to see his wife, who's still living.
To say more may ruin a great unique premise and some cool twists.
Falp's cover essentially tells you all you need to know about the story. As I've said, this is what you want! Plus, the lettering for the logo is pretty dope.
In the first few pages, Falp had me invested in the story. That shows his skill in starting a story in an interesting manner. He is able to tell the basic plot and what the story is about in just a few well done first pages.
Living in Sin's story is interesting. The aspect of someone dying then having to spend years in Hell protecting a gate is unique. That and the other elements that come into play are pretty great.
Honestly, I got pretty damn invested into Living in Sin's plot and found myself wanting to read more of the idea. Falp weaves a fascinating tale of love and revenge mixed into a great concept.
At first glance, some may think Falp's art is rough. Granted, art is subjective, and you'll like what you like. Yet, it's hard to dog on someone that makes their own comic. That said, I'm personally a fan of Falp's art. It reminds me of the chaotic art of Alexis Ziritt in Space Riders.
Chaotic art such as Falp's isn't seen often, yet I absolutely love it. It's a genre that not many people dislike (understandably), but it's amazing when done well. It's reminiscent of Adult Swim shows like Superjail!.
Falp uses a limited color palette, yet in some scenes, he makes the moments really pop with life.
Myers' lettering works great in the placement of the page. Yet, the part that stands out amazingly is when he uses colors and other means to show the word bubble to a specific character.
The Team has their Twitter handles in the bios! It's always great seeing this!
Memorable Quote: "Y'know Bob...you always were the least of my problems." – The Terminal. I thought that line was pretty funny for what was happening.
WHAT DOESN’T WORK?
As stated above: art is subjective, so some viewers won't enjoy Living in Sin. Although every page isn't amazing, the good outweighs the bad.
Falp's colors feel flat in some moments. Nothing that will make you put the book down, but just make you double-take.
Living in Sin can be seen as "rough around the edges." But, when a story is good, it needs to be told, which is how I feel about this comic. Looking at his new work it seems his art, colors, and storytelling has improved. Personally I love seeing creators evolve, especially the more indie side.
WHY SHOULD I READ IT?
Albeit the final product can be a little rough sometimes, there's a lot to love. Like I said, "when a story is good, it needs to be told." I completely feel that way with Living in Sin. I loved the story, and although I saw some of the twists coming I enjoyed every page of it.
Per usual, support the self-published/indie folks!
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