The Cape – Jason Ciaramella

The Cape 01This is based on a short story by Joe Hill. It expands and fleshes out the original premise significantly which seems quite flimsy in comparison.

This is a story about character and the flaws therein. It isn’t a true superhero story and we haven’t seen such an unconventional protagonist since Mark Millar’s Wanted. To say any more would give too much away as the beauty of this book is you aren’t expecting its dark twists and turns.

The art is fitting and well done. It has a grungy feel that reflects some of its bleak themes and these are well contrasted with the optimistic scenes of childhood. There is nothing jarring or sensationalist which is mostly what you want art to do.

It’s a thumbs up and worth a look.

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