Reviews by Mark Ruffin
Driver for the Dead:
Fonts that lend a reminder for a cinematic style of heading marks the title and cover on a debut comic book from Radical Publishing. Louisiana environs embed as the setting for the morbid occupation of Alabaster Graves. Supernatural powers become an occupational hazard for this driver who transports the deceased for morticians and morgues. Stylishly surrealistic panels by Leonardo Manco (Hellblazer, War Machine) recreates the visual tone for Shreveport and surrounding communities.
Radical Publishing brings a new story arc from screenwriter and comics scribe Jimmy Palmiotti (Painkiller Jane, Daughters of the Dragon, Hawkman). An expedition for an insidious modern day find goes looked-good-on-paper after escalating into time travel. Nazi doomsday. Hitler’s Berlin. Human extinction. The three-issue series has a stand out story equal to the creative team.
Film director Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day”, “Brooklyn’s Finest”) and Wesley Snipes (“Blade”, “Undisputed”) take their story concept to Radical Publishing. A-list comics scripter Peter Milligan (Human Target, Greek Street) writes the creative story into a limited comic book series. The science fiction drama endeavors for humane relevance within a star-spanning sojourn.