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Review – A Thing Called Truth #1

Review - A Thing Called Truth #1

Review – A Thing Called Truth #1

Writer: Iolanda Zanfardino

Artist: Elisa Romboli

Publisher: Image Comics

Release Date: November 3, 2021

Variants: Iolanda Zanfardino, Mirka Andolfo, Elisa Romboli

Issue #1

A chaotic LGBTQ+ road trip!

A workaholic scientist who wants to save the world and a woman who fears nothing but discovering her own destiny find themselves mixed up in a chaotic, on-the-road adventure through Europe.

Will they manage to find a middle ground between their opposing ways of life—at least for long enough to complete their mission? And could this trip lead to an unexpected romance?

Writer: Iolanda Zanfardino

We start the issue with a crazy car chase where Doctor Mag and a mysterious driver jump a river bridge before flashing back. Mag is on the verge of revolutionising medical costs which would open affordable healthcare for most of the planet. Taking the night off she goes home to a messy apartment and an upset ex-husband demanding she sign divorce papers.

To make matters worse, the next day she’s locked out and thrown off the pharmacology company.

Zanfardino adds lots of relatable humour to the mix with the normally stable Mag going off the deep end and getting drunk before flashing and getting thrown out. The buddie format has been done to death but this feels fresh and exciting.

Artwork: Elisa Romboli

Mag takes centre stage in this premier issue and Romboli does an amazing job breathing life into the character. She’s vulnerable, smart, chaotic but is relatable while not falling into the manic pixie girl cliche. Car chases are also infamously hard to draw but the first few pages (see our preview at the bottom) brim with energy and speed. Using layers panelling, forced perspective and limited dialogue shows how easy it can be done across three pages

Overall Thoughts

It’s hard to find a gap in the contrasting buddy format but Zanfardino and Romboli are driving a Trans Am through the gap they have created. It’s silly, funny and well worth adding to your subscription with only five issues of action to commit to. Get it now or you’ll have to wait for the collected TP to join the bandwagon.

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