What I thought of Saints #1

saintsIt’s yet another intersting looking title from Image Comics! And to think at one point they just pumped out the most annoying unreadable crap, but here’s the blurb for this one…

Award-winning playwright and This American Life personality SEAN LEWIS teams with red-hot artist BENJAMIN MACKEY for an all-new ONGOING SERIES! Dexter-style action collides with a Preacher-esque sensibility in this crime/horror series for mature readers. Blaise, Lucy, and Sebastian discover a Holy War is erupting and they, unwittingly, are the next generation of Saints poised to fight for a heaven that God has abandoned. The occult rises in a spectacular, action-packed first issue crammed full of heavy metal, sex, and deadly one-liners.

Not being American I have not a bloody clue who Sean Lewis is or if indeed, he is a ‘personality’ but Mackey’s art is good, is somewhat held back by the cartoony style which a lot of artists these days have adopted.


Problem is by around page 10 I was so crushingly bored by it all. I found the internal narration annoying, the dialogue terrible and the plotting so tedious that I genuinely struggled to give even half a toss about getting to the end of the book.


Saints is a nice idea badly, not to mention tediously, done. The best thing I can say is the art is alright at times and draw this to an end because I feel I’ve just wasted my time reading this.


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