Beautiful Canvas #1

Beautiful Canvas #1

Writer: Ryan K Lindsay Artist: Sami Kivela Publisher: Black Mask Studios Release Date: June 28, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Lon Eisley is a hitwoman hired to kill a small child a few days after discovering her girlfriend pregnant. In a bold declaration of uncertainty, she saves the boy and hits the road, despire the fact her boss clearly wanted him dead for a reason. This warped crime dystopia delves into the emotional dichotomy of creator/destroyer as Lon tries to connect the two very different worlds she now inhabits. From Sami Kivela (Chum) & Ryan K Lindsay (Negative Space, DC Writers Workshop) comes a gonzo tale of personal discovery, animal/hybrid hit troupes, and reactive pyrokinesis.

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Apr 6, 2017

    Beautiful Canvas is not for the squeamish, there is language and graphic violence. Aside from being a story about a hitwoman, we come to find that her boss is FAR worse. There are some very twisted aspects to what makes the billionaire tick and I have a feeling we've only scratched the surface in issue #1. Beautiful Canvas gave me a lot of things to think about (while being careful not to overthink) especially in light of the last panel revelation. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Outright Geekery - Amani Cooper Jun 25, 2017

    If I'm not mistaken, this is the first Black Mask comic that I have read and reviewed. I'm sold. If you're into killers, secrets, and snorting drugs off food, add Beautiful Canvas to your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jun 26, 2017

    Beautiful Canvas is a story impressive in its ambiguity, with a compelling lead and a slick visual style. It's not what you I thought it was going to be when I started reading, but that's okay, because Lindsay and Kivela have aggressively grabbed my attention here, and I absolutely cannot wait for the second issue to find out just where the hell this story is going. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Jun 27, 2017

    Beautiful Canvas #1 is messy, visceral, and cinematic in its presentation and scope. It often expects readers to latch on to subtext in a way that other comics usually don't. This might make parts of the comic seem alienating to some readers, but will further entice others. It is visually stunning, with something interesting in every panel, and with a vibrancy in terms of art and colors that rockets it above most other books currently out. It all makes for a strong debut that is satisfying in its own right and will leave many readers eager for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Todd Young Jun 27, 2017

    A smart debut that will makes you pay attention to detail, with an interesting main character who's both violent and conscientious of the choices she makes. Read Full Review

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