This week I had the choice to review the newest chapter of Invincible or We Can Never Go Home #1. While they were both pretty great, We Can Never Go Home #1 connected to the things I like best in storytelling.
I love the indie genre; film, music, video games, and comics, and We Can Never Go Home #1 is full-on indie. I had the chance to review Black Mask Studios The Black Hood last month and while I found it dark, gritty, and well written, it didn’t strike me as a book that could put Black Mask “on the map”. We Can Never Go Home on the other hand, has that potential.
Without too many spoilers, We Can Never Go Home #1 tells the story of troubled teens from two sides of the tracks, the popular, pretty girl next door with a giant secret, and the weird, bullied, and witty outsider young male. Both brought together out of curiosity and then ripped from their normal lives after one significant event. Sound cliche? Heard this story before? Yeah, the story is quite contrived, the boy gives the girl a mix CASSETTE tape with hipster/emo songs for cripes sake, but the characters are undeniably likable and their conversations priceless thanks to the writing from Matthew Rosenberg and Patrick Kindlon.
We Can Never Go Home #1 is indie through and through, I liked almost everything about it, the most glaring being its unfortunate cliche storyline, but thanks to some great character designs combined with sharp art, this could be the one that brings Black Mask Studios into the lime light.
This is only one of the many books coming out from Black Mask Studios, keep an eye on this publisher, they have some really interesting books coming out in the near future.