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COMIC REVIEW: FTN reviews Chambers #1

September 13th, 2013 by Jake Tanner Comments

Written by Wes Locher

Artist: Kristian Rossi

Colorist: Kefas Armando

Layout: Amanda Kent

Editor: Amanda Hendrix

Published by Arcana

Wes Locher, the man behind Unit 44 (you can see the write up promoting its Kickstarter here), is back at it again with his new project Chambers, an ambitious book about the secret lives of crooked cops. Corruption…violence…murder…just how deep does the cesspool run?

Mr. Locher has given me the privilege, once again; to not only promote one of his books, but to review one for the first time. This book IS NOT Unit 44, it’s filled with real-world problems, plenty of suspense, and just the right amount of violence. I’ve always been a huge fan of police/detective shows and books. Well, Chambers continues the trend. Not only does this book set up a great story, it does something rarely seen in today’s comics: it sets up multi-layered, complex characters with a back-story and depth all within a single issue. I love it.

Living up to such great storytelling is a daunting task. Kristian Rossi and her team of artists have done it a great deal of justice. Every great suspense story must be accompanied by art that conveys the emotion involved. I couldn’t have asked for more out of this issue and I honestly can’t wait to read more!

First and foremost I’d like to thank Wes for giving me the opportunity to review this book. He’s a tremendously talented writer that surrounds himself with equal talent in the art department; making anything he puts out something I automatically want to read. Any fan of a TV cop-drama like Law & Order: SVU or NCIS will love the hell out of this book, so I’d suggest checking it out.

4.5 out of 5 nerds

Find Chambers #1 on Comixology here.




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I'm 25 years old and I'm hugely passionate about comic books and I also LOVE gaming. The birth of my daughter, Abby, rekindled my passion for comic book stories. I grew up on them and I want nothing more than to share that passion with her! I'm a pretty typical guy, I love sports. (NHL-Blackhawks, NBA-Lakers, MLB-Cubs, and NFL-Daaaa Bears!). I've been writing for a pretty big portion of my life, and I've been nominated for multiple awards for some of the poetry I’ve written! Happy reading and follow me on Twitter @xJatmanx.