Moth City: The Reservoir #1

Writer: Tim Gibson Artist: Tim Gibson Publisher: Flying Whities Release Date: January 22, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Jan 24, 2014

    The images are gritty and violent when they need to be, packing a real gut punch for anyone who puts the time in. This was a different time and a difficult time, and the events of this particular story are shocking as they come while feeling pretty authentic. Read Full Review

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    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Feb 3, 2014

    Gibson speaks of kingdoms both in the physical sense as well as allegorical. McCaw attempted to create something for himself and when it was taken away, with no way to stop it from crumbling, he lost himself and all he had worked for. There are so many iconic moments in this issue, so many stark panels. In the story's conclusion, Gibson returns to the opening line about the men who push boundaries and it begins to seem cyclical until it follows with a line that contradicts. In the story's opening, the line brings with it a sense of future thinking and optimism. Here though, the persistence for forging a new path is not one born out of the pursuit of a bright future, but out of leaving behind a failed past. At the end, the man trudges forward not with the sun on his face, moving towards promise. Instead, he flees, his face dirtied and a darkness trailing. The Reservoir proves that the bar Gibson set previously was merely a baseline. Read Full Review

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