Jazz Legend #1
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Jazz Legend #1

Writer: Jc Lacek Artist: Vasco Duarte Publisher: Scout Comics Release Date: May 16, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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There's a peculiar new drug on the streets of Motocity. Its effects are unlike any other, an immersive psychedelic dreamscape with visions of animalistic abominations and god-like humanoids. This is bad news for Martin Comity, a hard-living womanizer who lives for two things: playing jazz and getting his next fix. As Martin's fascination with the drug turns to obsession, his loosening grip on reality becomes more evident by the day. An eccentric writer, the reclusive Benjamin Way, takes an odd interest in Martin's predicament after experiencing visions of his own. Jazz Legend is a neo noir meets cosmic fantasy inspired by the lives and more

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall May 15, 2018

    If good jazz is defined by knowing the rules of music so that you can break them, this book's Morrison-esque "throw as many ideas at the wall as we can" ethos feels like it does the same with narrative rules. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Comic Watch - Wally Monk Mar 5, 2018

    It's hard to argue that the storytelling of JC Lacek mixed with the artwork of Vasco Duarte isn't a home run. In comics, it's important that both the art and the dialogue tell the story; in the case of JAZZ LEGEND, the two compliment each other tremendously. It's a tough read though " in the pages of the first issue we see more vices than a prime-time TV episode. I'd definitely say this one is for older teens (which Scout Comics suggest in the promotional materials.) Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Mickey Rivera Mar 19, 2018

    This odd book from a team of under-the-radar creators is worth the asking price, especially if you like unknown horrors, substance abuse, feelings of impending doom. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Joshua Page May 15, 2018

    Obviously, there was a lot I did not like about Jazz Legend #1. While its story is fascinating and its visuals are great, the characters are flat and sound like copies of one another. Maybe that's the point, maybe that is where this series is heading. Maybe this is all in Martin's or Benjamin's head. If that's the case, then that could pretty cool if executed better than this first issue. The plot has a lot of potential, but Jazz Legend #1 does not leave a lasting impression, unfortunately. If you are a fan of genre-benders, you may like Jazz Legend #1. I happen to be a fan of genre-benders, but there just is not enough here to warrant a second read or peak my interests further, just like jazz. Read Full Review

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