I’ve been meaning to do a review of Limbo #1 from Image Comics for Cosmic Comics! since the first time I laid eyes on it. Limbo #1 has one of those covers that just pops, it speaks to me, neon pastels with a mix of old school, teasing nostalgia with it’s vomiting mix tape.
Limbo #1 is a noir private detective tale with a mix of science fiction. Think Fatale but much less serious. Dan Watters and artist Caspar Wijngaard take you through the neon hues of Dedande City, a city filled with luche libre mob bosses, voodoo, strange static goats, and an immortal celebration of dios de muretos.
Just flipping through the issue and perusing each page, Limbo #1 the continued to call to me. Besides the very intriguing story by Watters, one that I’m still trying to grasp an understanding of, the art by Wijngaard is where Limbo really takes flight.
Caspar Wijngaard creates an old school 80’s aesthetic, colors that you don’t find in any other book on the market, with art that’s bolded and framed perfectly, much like one popular David Aja. The story is wonderfully mysterious and the colors are gorgeous, Limbo #1 is perfect for those who want to take a dip into the strange, unusual, and macabre.