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Last Song #1

Writer: Holly Interlandi Artist: Sally Cantirino Publisher: Black Mask Studios Release Date: July 12, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 3
8.9Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Nicky Marshall was saved by rock and roll - or so he likes to think. An awkward upbringing and turmoil following his father's suicide led Nicky to form a band called Ecstasy with his childhood friend Drey. The music takes them to Los Angeles, raw and gritty and teeming with personalities.
Nicky thinks they're ready for stardom, but no one's ever ready for stardom. This first of four oversized issues begins in the 1980s, grows out of grassroots clubs & introduces Ecstasy to the world - whether it's ready for them or not. From the brand new team of Holly Interlandi on scripts and Sally Cantirino on pencils & inks, this unique, heartbreakin more

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Kristopher Grey Jul 25, 2017

    I suggest reading the letter from Interlandi in the back of the issue first. She presents a playlist that goes with this issue. The letter has no spoilers, and the songs will put readers in a rocking mood. With 4 issues in all, Last Song comics will be released every 3 months. Sounds like a stretch, but readers get good quality stories around 60 pages long! Surely that will suffice until the next time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - River Godbee Jul 11, 2017

    The story is very engaging and the art is beautiful, my only issue is with the time line. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Jul 12, 2017

    Last Song #1 is as much of a journey as any new album, a full arc wisely released in one oversized issue - though the series is a well-executed blend of prose and comic books, it's also clear the series wouldn't work as well in shorter installments. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - mahargen Jul 12, 2017

    If you’re into killer art, this is a book you need to check out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Jul 16, 2017

    Last Song is really a work of love from both Interlandi and Cantirino to the rock 'n' roll music scene and to that enduring essence of what that lifestyle symbolizes. The carefree yet crippling nature of being a young, celebrated, indie musical icon is depicted in such tender loving care in this book that it will make you feel like you know the ending, but still need to read it anyway. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Nicholas Palmieri Jul 13, 2017

    An exploration of the life of struggling musicians through relatable characters and some experimental methods, resulting in some highly realistic portrayals of this lifestyle. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comic Watch - Duna Haller May 8, 2020

    Get ready for a vibrant deep read, as this 60-pages issue will pull your attention to it by its original and punk-ish art and sincere and relevant writing and characters. This isn't about conclusions, it's about life and how we get by with it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Jul 4, 2017

    As an opening chapter, Last Song #1 sparkles when it focuses on the relationship at its heart and its earnest belief in the power of creativity. Despite following a familiar story of a band's rise and fall, the issue is infectious and heartfelt fun for anyone who's ever fallen in love with, or started, a struggling band. This is an earnest piece of work about a subject which the creative team obviously has a passion for. The series will be released quarterly, which means a wait between instalments, but if the subsequent chapters are as engaging as this one, thence'll get a series with thriving and pumping Rock and Roll heart. Read Full Review

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