Woah. Super well-said. Thanks for writing such a great critique.
There are so many great comics coming out these days, you can’t possibly afford them all. (Unless you can, in which case….let’s…talk…) It becomes difficult to figure out which ones to add to the pull list, which ones to push aside and trade wait for (if you remember), and which ones to just allow yourself to skip over. I’m not good at saying “no”, especially to good storytelling, but my budget demands it, so I’ve found myself recently being much harsher than I’d like to be, for the sake of my family’s eating situation. I feel like a monster, holding all these great comics, scrutinizing them for the tiniest flaw. Ahah! I don’t care for this one panel that much, off the pull list you go!
Shutter #1 is one of the comics I didn’t want to even try, because based on the gorgeous preview art and Joe Keatinge’s previous work (insert Glory evangelizing here), I knew there was a good chance I’d have to add it to the pull and I’m trying to spend less money, I don’t need this. I DON’T NEED THIS. But uh, I did read it. And I was right. And it’s fantastic and hit me on an emotional level I was not expecting at all. I’m here for it, I’m invested, and I need more people to read it with me. This is more of a recap, not a spoiler free review, but if you’re on the fence and need more convincing about the series in general, check it out.