Decorum #1 Review
Does Jonathan Hickman sleep? How does he find the time to write all of these deep books? His new X-Men book has taken the mutant team to a higher level of storytelling that we haven’t seen since Bendis (I’m partial to his series but there’s arguments for Morrison’s New X-Men or naturally Claremont’s). Now out of nowhere Decorum drops from Image Comics, something equally if not more impressive as his newest X-Men work.
Decorum #1 takes place in a universe filled with everything from primitive tribes to cyborg explorers, governing bodies and alien mobs. It’s a galaxy where you pay the highest price for the best, whether it’s deliveries (Death Stranding?) or assassinations. Neither job is easy and in some cases, having good manners when you slay murderous thugs can make all the difference in the world.
Jonathan Hickman and Mike Huddleston have created a masterful universe. Crafted and written in the same manner as his X-Men with hints of one of my other favorite books from Rick Remender, Low. Every part of Decorum hits; the art, the action, the lore, the colors. It would be unfair to not mention the wondrous inks from who I’m unsure comes from Huddleston or designs of Sasha E Head. Every page is a splash of sci-fi brilliance, mixing a captivating narrative with gripping action.
Decorum #1 is an automatic indie hit, doing things you’ll see in no other books on the market right now. As a glowing beacon in the sci-fi genre, Decorum is a must read.