Writer & Artist: Robert Love
Colorist: Jeffrey Kimbler
Letterer: David Walker
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: September 29, 2021
Reviewer: JR Huitt
Robert Love introduces us to a new world with the Children of the Plague #1 One-Shot from Dark Horse Comics. Love handles both the writing and the art for this book. This one-shot serves as an introduction to the world after the Plague has happened.
Children of the Plague seems a bit rushed. I don’t know if it’s because it’s a One-Shot, or if was possibly developed as something larger and then wedged into a smaller version. However, Robert Love has a story that he wants to tell… I just really wish that he had more room to tell it in. Everything that happens deserves a larger footprint, but the nature of the story available forces it to be truncated. Still, Love entertains, but without something else, Children of the Plague isn’t something too memorable.
The art is the strongest part of Children of the Plague. Robert Love wants to introduce the readers to this new universe that he has created and his art definitely goes a long way to achieve this goal. All of the characters are unique and Love is adept at telling the story so that you never have to stop and figure out what’s happening.
Children of the Plague suffers from being a One-Shot. Robert Love’s tale is entertaining in places, but much of the information needs to be fleshed out more. I would love to see where this goes in additional stories. Plus, Dark Horse seems to be the company that is most interested in allowing universes to develop (Mignola & Lemire). Without that, I feel like there is so much that got left on the cutting room floor.