I can't rememeber the last time I was in 1987 ... literally, I was three years old. If I did have memories of the 80s, they would be frightening for many people. Personally, when I see fashion and hear music and see art that is from or inspired by the 80s, I get excited. I was very excited to see this comic takes place in the 80s. In fact, that and the interesting cover art is what got me to pick up the first two issues.
The story is about a school for assassins. I didn't quite catch the name of our protagonist, or the girl who vouches for him at the end of the comic. I'm not sure they were given. I like her (we're supposed to I think). She seems badass, but totally interested in our protagonist as well ... I know I would be.
The art is wicked awesome. I love the muted tones. It gives it that classic 80s, slightly decayed, television rerun feel. I like it a lot. Oh, and the art was not without its bits of gore. Nothing too graphic, but there was a lot of blood on one page in particular. I hope I don't die via falling idjit ... damn the office of the president for releasing fictional crazies (and real ones).
I expect the next issue is going to be the first few lessons at school. I saw on the author's twitter that they have years of ideas for this comic. I can't wait to see where they go with it ... and I wonder how pop culture will continue to influence the story. There was a sports joke on the first page I didn't get, but I am sure many did. Alright, enough notes. Time for the next issue.