Serial #6 by Terry Moore

Serial #6Serial #6 by Terry Moore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

How to you even begin to review Terry Moore’s work? Each single issue feels like a tiny slice of a novel, of a much larger whole. The revelations contained within can rarely be examined out of context. The writing is, of course, superb. Moore is a master storyteller, with a gift for creating complex, interesting characters, who inhabit morally grey areas…who can be both angel and demon simultaneously, and everything in-between. Is a homicidal maniac evil if they only kill bad people?

And as much as the writing is sublime, the art is on another level. Moore was a master when I started reading his work more than a quarter of a century ago and he just keeps getting better. His linework is perfect, his storytelling flawless. Simply put, Terry Moore is not only one of our greatest living comic creators, but he is one of the best comic creators of all time.

So, is this good? Yes. Should you read it? Absolutely. But just start at the beginning else you’ll be confused. I mean, it’s Terry Moore and all of his books inhabit a shared universe, so the beginning is really a long time ago, but still…

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Serial #5 by Terry Moore

Serial #5Serial #5 by Terry Moore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Look, this is superb. You know it’s superb, it’s by Terry Moore.

Why is it superb? Other than because it’s by Terry Moore? Well, because the art is sublime. Moore is one of the finest storytellers working in comics. His art is gorgeous. Every line tells a tale. And the writing? Let me tell you about the writing. It’s good. Really good. This comic draws you in, you get invested in the characters…and then one of them straight up murders another one…but I digress.

I’m not a dog person but the scene with the dog still got to me.

If you’re not already reading this series you need to fix that. Now.

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Serial #3 by Terry Moore

Serial #3Serial #3 by Terry Moore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Everything’s starting to come together now.

A young woman is perpetrating a series of murders, although most of her killings could be described as being fairly justified. Meanwhile, Zoe…a woman trapped in the body of a child…is on her trail.

Everything is beautifully illustrated and perfectly paced…because it’s Terry Moore and that’s what Terry Moore does.

The only negative thing I have to say is that these single issues are always too damn short.

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Serial #1 by Terry Moore

Serial #1Serial #1 by Terry Moore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

How do you review twenty pages of a brand new Terry Moore book?

I could summarise what happens, but that would be pointless.

I could talk about Moore’s incredible artistic talent, but if you’ve read his work you already know all about that, and if you haven’t, you should.

I could talk about how he gives us just enough here to make us intrigued, to make us want to come back for more, how he gives us hints and glimpses of what’s going on, but is at a point in his career where he can tell a story the way he wants to tell it, and so has the luxury not to tell us too much in the first twenty pages…but, really, what use is that to you?

This is Terry Moore, he’s one of the best, and in a world full of super heroes and space ships, both of which I dearly love, he’s always just happily done his own thing and done it beautifully.

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