Award-winning I Kill Giants storytellers Joe Kelly (Deadpool, Savage Spider-Man) and Ken Niimura (Umami) return to yank on your heartstrings with Immortal Sergeant!
On the eve of his unwelcome retirement, Jim Sargent (aka “Sarge”) a grizzled, old-school detective, catches a break on a murder case that’s haunted him for decades. Unfortunately, Sarge must drag his anxiety-riddled adult son, Michael, along for the ride or risk losing the lead forever. Can this dysfunctional duo overcome their own hang-ups, blindspots, and secrets to catch a killer?
The debut issue of Immortal Sergeant hit shelves at your local comic shop on January 18.
Niimura’s simple sketch grayscale style artwork is a refreshing look on the pages of comics that sometimes tend to try too hard to get their story across. Although, the ultra realistic artwork some have the ability to get done is amazing as well, this sketch style is stunning in its own way. Simple, but also detailed enough to know who is who and what is going on.
Immortal Sergeant #1 gives you a ton of character development for Sarge and allows you to care for this recently retired certain cop. However, the book lacks the speed needed to get the story moving forward. Not enough was told about where the comic series was going to get us hooked. We are intrigued with this lack of story movement as to find out what is going to happen and force us to purchase the second issue in the series.
From the creative team and publisher to the fact it is a detective story made us open the pages in the first place. The refreshing art and wanting to find out more will have us onto issue two.
Grab your copy of Immortal Sergeant #1 at your local comic shop.