Writer: Rick Remender
Artist: André Lima Araújo
Colorist: Chris O’Halloran
Letter: Rus Wooton
Publisher: Image Comics
Reviewer: JR Huitt
A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance #1, by Rick Remender and André Lima Araújo, launches this week from Image Comics and Giant Generator. As with all new first issues from Remender, there is a great deal of mystery to grab the reader’s attention. Araújo is also allowed to flex his pencil in the issue and A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance #1 is all the better for it.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
In A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance #1, Rick Remender and André Lima Araújo, start off a tale in Vancouver, British Columbia. There haven’t been too many books that used Vancouver as a setting, so that is a neat twist to kick off. The protagonist travels by bus through Vancouver on his way to meet someone. The story revolves around his interaction with everything from the weather, to other passengers, and even animals. It’s a wonderful story that teases the reader but doesn’t overwhelm them as it kicks off.
André Lima Araújo’s artwork is the highlight of A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance #1. Out of 22 pages in the issue, fifteen of them have a very limited number of written words. Rick Remender smartly allows Araújo to be the star of the show. His art is very clean and makes the story very easy to follow from one panel to the next. I have enjoyed watching Araújo’s art as it has grown from books like Black Panther: Long Live the King to his current work in A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance.
A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance #1 is a great first issue. It guides the reader from beginning to end, leaving a feeling of worry with a final bloody footprint. With several of Rick Remender’s books either just finished or in the process of wrapping up, it is great to see him launching a new series with André Lima Araújo. I can’t wait to see where the duo takes us in the next issues.