Thursday, October 10, 2013

REVIEW: Sin Titulo by Cameron Stewart (Dark Horse)

EVERY week, the nice people at Dark Horse send me links to where I can download their wonderful graphic novels and comics. In return, I plug their products. But only if the product is good. Sin Titulo is really, really good.
Young Alex goes to collect his dead grandfather's possessions from a nursing home and finds among them a recent photo of Granddad grinning like a Cheshire cat in the company of a sexy young lady. Who is the mystery woman? Our hero's quest to find out her identity takes him on a strange, savage, at-times ultra-violent journey around the city and into a dreamlike other world that may or may not be real. And what is this other world's connection with a strange painting titled 'Sin Titulo'? And why does an orderly at the nursing home keep punching Alex in the face?
I found Sin Titulo a fast-paced read and more than a little disturbing, like going on a joyride with a mate who's had one too many bourbons. It's kinda fun at first, but you soon have that scared feeling in the pit of your stomach.
Cameron Stewart - best known for his mainstream artwork for DC Comics and so on - proves that he can tell a good yarn as well as he can illustrate one.
All in all, I give this book 9.5 out of 10 on the "Holy shit! That was a great comic!" meter.
Sin Titulo is available on Amazon and at all good bookstores and comic shops.

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