Who are The White Suits? Read on to find out.
The official description from Dark Horse:
Mysterious killers dressed in white, they savaged the Cold War Russian underworld—then disappeared. Now they have resurfaced in New York, leaving a trail of dead mobsters. In this bloody wake, an amnesiac and an FBI agent search for the answer to a single question: Who are the White Suits?
I don’t think I’ve read a comic quite as unique as The White Suits, with it’s surreal tone being very intriguing and interesting. Having missed the Dark Horse Presents issues that featured The White Suits this is all new territory for me, but like most #1’s this proved to be a extremely easy issue to jump into.
Frank Batbiere has written a very mysterious and intense story in The White Stripes, producing a suspenseful tale that has a lot of depth to it. The characters are also introduced nicely in this issue, as despite lack off character background, the enigmatic feel of these characters adds to the overall mystery of The White Suits. There’s also plenty of excitement to grab the attention of action fans, with the explosiveness adding a bit of grit and determination to this thrill ride. If that wasn’t enough the issue’s dramatic cliffhanger has you wanting more, adding yet more questions to this limited series.
Toby Cypress‘ art was also amazing, with it’s wonderful tone matching the story perfectly. Normally Cypress’ rough pencils would put me off reading a comic, but alongside his magnificent colours they are simply astonishing. The monotone style is fitting for this story, with the odd splashes of red and other colours adding the same level of grittiness that made the likes of Sin City a huge success. Cypress also gives us some impressive layouts, and along with the breathtaking action sequences this adds a lot of impact to this terrific story.
The White Suits gets off to a brilliant start, and despite there being a lot of questions that need answering, the suspense makes this a thrilling read. Highly recommended.