Sunday, 22 October 2017

Redneck, Volume 1: Deep in the Heart Review (Donny Cates, Lisandro Estherren)

Texan vampires fight Texan Christians in the mightily underwhelming first volume of Redneck. 

The thin story is unnecessarily convoluted given how simplistic it is, the characters are a hateable bunch of dreary idiots and Lisandro Esterren’s artwork is absolutely horrible and ugly – we’re talking high school level doodling. Worse, the comic is narrated in a pompous, self-important and unconvincing “wise” tone that it hasn’t earned. Like his other unimpressive Image series God Country, Donny Cates is once again doing his best Cormac McCarthy impression and making a fool of himself in the process.

I was bored the entire time – everything about Redneck sucked. It’ll inevitably invite comparisons to the superb Southern Bastards, purely because every comic set in the American South seems to these days, but don’t you believe it – Redneck is trash.

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