Probably my sleeper comic of the week. The Rapture has come and taken millions of people to heaven. This issue deals with the comedic side of that fallout. Surprisingly this comic doesnít read as if it were dealing with religion. Youíd think having the Rapture as the main crisis would do that, and there seems to be a devil involved as well, but the comedic nature keeps things light enough so that the religious aspect isnít preachy or annoying.
Co-writer and creator James Asmus does a bang up job with the pacing of this issue and while some stories might trip up on exposition and setup, this issue instead gets past that to deliver a rather enjoyable read. Part of the reason for this is the interesting premise of the book. How would the world keep going? With confirmation of the Rapture taking place, would you be able to live with yourself? Interesting questions arise from the premise alone, but instead of focusing on those things, Asmus instead keeps the dialogue and character development light.
Penciled by newcomer Rem Broo, you canít help but love his style in the book. The pencils have a lively manner that helps imbue a sense of comedy in the cartoony nature of the book, but maintains a serious quality as well. In most cases itís his ability to draw expressions in a bombastic way that really hammers home the duality of this book.
There's a slightly lengthier review with some pictures from the book here if anyone is interested.
What are people's thoughts on this one?