Travis, the main character, leads a crew of garbage men tasked with cleaning up toxic waste to create a ‘Clear World.’ Of course, nothing is ever that easy, and things become complicated after one of Travis’ crew members goes missing near an old nuclear facility. This incident sets off a chain of events that will change everything for the crew.
What stands out in Don’t Spit In The Wind is Stefano Cardoselli’s art style that we like to explain as chaotic. Every page is bursting with rough edges, and you can feel the sense of overbearing weight and pressure caused by the toxic world displayed in the book. The panels can be intense and overwhelming, but they all serve the story’s purpose, making the world feel tighter, dirtier, and more dangerous.
But the best part of Don’t Spit In The Wind is its story. It’s a great eye-opening story with heart. It explores important themes such as humanity, society, work, and environmentalism. It’s not just a simple story about cleaning up toxic waste. It’s a story about people with different personalities, working together as a team to create a better future. The characters are well-written and add depth to the overall story.
The four-issues arc is the perfect length. It gives the story enough room to breathe, but never outstays its welcome. The book’s pacing is perfect, and each issue ends with an excellent cliffhanger, making it impossible not to keep reading. Overall, Don’t Spit In The Wind is an excellent example of what great comic books can achieve.
Don’t Spit In The Wind is a fantastic read that explores important themes while delivering an exciting and thought-provoking story. Even if you’re not a fan of comics, this book might change your mind. You’ll find yourself invested in the characters and the world they inhabit, and even more invested in the message that the story delivers.
The collected edition of Don’t Spit In The Wind hits local comic shops on October 11, 2023 and bookstores everywhere on October 24.