Silver City #1 Review

by James Caudill on May 12, 2021

Silver City #1 Cover

“So, you came down here to see if you could sucker some newbie into picking up the tab?”--Ru


Olivia Cuartero-Briggs--Writer

Luca Merli--Artist & Colorist

Dave Share--Letterer

Roberta Ingranata with Bryan Valenza--Main Cover



This is a story all  about how life got turned upside down for a group of people and the main character Ru. In fact, they die in a massive event and move on to the Silver City. I had some hope for this story because it sounded interesting, but unfortunately, the story just isn’t that interesting at all unfortunately. 


Cuartero-Briggs had an idea for a story about people moving on to the Afterlife and how their new life is different from their old one. Which, honestly, should be pretty interesting. I mean every culture on the planet has some indication of what they believe with the afterlife and it drives some people in terms of their morality. So, what would be the harm in a new story that would offer something different? Not at all. But, at least make it a good story. Ru meets some people in Silver City and lives with them pretty quickly and turns out she has some kind of powers? It’s all just kind of confusing. While Ru, the main character, is confused over her death and living in a new city, the story itself should not be. This story is honestly just kinda meh. 


The art, though, is fantastic. It is gritty and steampunk-ish without being full steampunk. The pencils are sharp and the colors really fit in with this gritty story about Silver City. The afterlife, in this story, is a bureaucratic nightmare with a city similar to that of Chicago. Chicago is supposed to be the darker version of New York and that’s what Silver City feels like. With that being the case of the comic, Meril nails what Cuatero-Briggs is trying to tell in the story. All in all, the art is just really good with this comic. 


I would pass on this book, to be honest. This book just really isn’t that good. There are several other books out today that would be better to spend your hard earned money on. With comics costing what they do, I just can’t in good conscience recommend this book. 

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