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Review – What’s the Furthest Place From Here? #1

Review – What’s the Furthest Place From Here? #1

Review – What’s the Furthest Place From Here? #1

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg

Artist: Tyler Boss

Lettering: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

Publisher: Image Comics

Landing Page: Furthestplace.com

Release Date: November 10, 2021

Variant Artists: Skottie Young, Jenny Frison, Brian Michael Bendis, John Gallagher, Ivan Tao

Each issue also has the ability to purchase a limited edition 7″ vinyl record. Issue 1 includes Blake Schwarzenbach (Jawbreaker, Jets To Brazil, Forgetters) delivering a haunting cover of Lionel Richie’s All Night Long (All Night). Joyce Manor provides a heartbreaking version of OMD’s Souvenir. Limited to 3,000 copies.

Review – What’s the Furthest Place From Here? #1

Review – What’s the Furthest Place From Here? #1

Issue #1


A post-apocalyptic coming-of-age story from 4 Kids Walk into a Bank’s TYLER BOSS & MATTHEW ROSENBERG.

The world has ended. All that remains are gangs of children living among the ruins. But Sid believes there must be something more out there. When she disappears into the wastelands, her gang will risk everything to bring her home. A story about the things that matter most-your survival, your loved ones, and your record collection.

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg

Imagine in the future you had to find one record to define your whole life, what would it be? Taking the dystopian vibes in a weird direction Rosenberg and Boss create a weird but intriguing concept here. There are so many questions after this first issue but there are not many answers.

A group of teenagers have formed a gang in a record store after the world ends and adults disappear. Think Mad Max meets High Fidelity with some Logan’s Run vibes. The issue opens with Prufrock losing a tooth as he’s almost at the adult “leaves” the store. Sid, a very pregnant young girl comes in and tell him she’s found the record to define her life. It’s the 1980 album Private Eyes by Hall and Oates, not exactly the coolest option and Prufrock shows her various covers.

Their missing friend Slug returns to the group, bloody and near death leading to a confrontation with a rival gang of pig mask-wearing kids.

The humour and language used by the kids is spot on, as each gang calls the other’s bluff only to then be bluffed themselves.

Review – What’s the Furthest Place From Here? #1

Artwork/Lettering: Tyler Boss/ Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

Otsmane-Elhaou and Boss turn Rosenberg’s bizarre and dryly humoured script into a stunningly drawn triple length issue. The fight scenes as well as the party afterwards are completely on point for teenagers. The lettering Otsmane-Elhaou uses is world-class, with bubbles overlapping and trailing off making the interaction come to life.

Overall Thoughts

If I had to choose one album to show me as a character it would be the 1991 KLF White Room, I wonder what that actually says about me as a person. Back to the issue though this is as good as it gets hilariously bizarre script with top in class artwork and lettering.

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