Grindhouse is supposed to be edgy it was the main thing lacking from Quentin Tarantino's 2007 homage to the genre Death Proof. It just did not feel grimy enough, of course I am no connoisseur but it's my honest opinion. I can say though that Alex de Campi's series to date has not lacked in the squalor from revengeful brides to mutant killer bees each 2 part story has entertained and had a shock value.
Nebula thankfully is no change from this tried and tested formula. The story is preposterous but brilliantly executed and the art by John Lucas helps to give the whole story an otherworldly aesthetic that suits it to the ground. This is finished up brilliantly by the colours from Ryan Hill who uses a varied colour pallet to great effect. Then there is the Milo Manara cover which helps to set the tone of the piece without giving away what is in-store as the issue unfolds.
What you do gets is Violence, Sex, Angels, God among other things, however what will most stick in your mind is the way the story catches you out in more ways than one.
Review Originally appeared in 5 Singles and a Trade for August 26th 2015