Written by Victor Kalvachev, Kosta Yanev and Andrew Osborne
Art by Victor Kalvachev, Toby Cypress, Nathan Fox, Rev. Dave Johnson, Peter Nguyen and Kieran
Published by EZD Productions/Image Comics
This review could just be the word “brilliant” three hundred times but what the hell, I’ve got time to spare.
As we approach the issue #12 finale of the first “season” of Blue Estate, all the apparently disparate plot threads are finally converging. Not only has every one of the massive cast of characters been meticulously connected with one another but in issue #10 we finally learn why exactly Blue Estate is called Blue Estate(the series that is, not the horse). Obviously I’m not about to reveal that reason here but suffice it to say it’s one of the more audacious twists I’ve seen in comics for some time.
On the way to a cliffhanger that tops even the brilliant ending to issue #6 we get the a hilarious sex scene, return of idiot stoners Buddy and Gus (who bizarrely prove pivotal to the entire tale) and of course some of the most unique and beautiful comics art currently being published.
There are of course two collected paperback volumes of Blue Estate currently available but if there’s any justice a complete collection should be made available before too long, preferably in an oversized hardback to showcase that gorgeous artwork.
This series will be sorely missed once it ends. Fingers crossed we won’t have too long to wait for Season Two.