Is this a series that you should add to your pull? Or should you give it a miss? Read on to find out.

The official description from Black Mask Studios:

A well worn mixtape, a stolen convertible, a duffel bag full of cash, a fully loaded .45, and super-powers. Seventeen and on the run is the only way to see America right. Teenage outcast Duncan and popular girl Madison share a secret – they can do things other people can’t. But their abilities take them down a dangerous path. After a deadly accident they are left with no choice: leave home and never come back.We Can Never Go Home is a new chance to fall in love with the doomed misfits who need to run away to find themselves.

We Can Never Go Home #1 variantIt’s not often that I find myself lost for words, but that’s the case with We Can Never Go Home #1…. Well not exactly, or I’d never be able to write this review. Introducing us to two dissimilar characters who are connected by super powers, We Can Never Go Home does a fabulous job of capturing the interest of this reader, as though the plot itself isn’t the most elaborate you’ll find on the stands, the character depth is plain phenomenal.

Building the foundations of what I’m sure will be a mini-series to remember, Matthew Rosenberg and Patrick Kindlon create a fun script, that has some shocking twists. The way that they quickly turns the series two main characters, Madison and Duncan, into two very likeable beings is nothing short of astonishing, as though there have characters that have intrigued quickly in the past, there’s few with the charm and depth of these troubled teenagers. The sudden, yet dramatic turn of events near the end will also leave readers begging for more, making this catchy title all the more befitting.

The artwork that Josh Hood produces is a wonder to behold, as though it’s nothing out of the ordinary, it fits the tone of this story like a glove. Having great depth, and detail, it allows for a truly immersive feel, and as we come to understand more about these enticing characters, this too increases. Nevertheless, it’s the way that Hood captures the personalities of these two characters that really impresses, as though some of the facial expressions are a little overstretched, the emotional vibe gives a brilliant sense of drama. In addition to this, we are also treated to fabulous colours from Amanda Scurti, with the sharp, punchy palette allowing for a sleek finish.

We Can Never Go Home #1 is one of the biggest surprises to come out of 2015 so far, as though I had high hopes going in, I never expected Black Mask Studios to deliver such a character driven epic. The dramatic, yet semi-realistic events also allow for a refreshing change to the usual tone we get from comics, with the culminating events doing enough to have this fanboy returning.

  • + Charming characters.
  • + Immersive opening script.
  • + Fun, semi-realistic plot.
  • + Invigorating artwork.

S#!T Talking Central

  • Tron

    Just bought this issue today… phenomenal. I’m not big into comics but this was really great. I believe when John writes “as though” he means to write “although,” but otherwise great review. I agree with the rating!

    • John McCubbin

      Nope, as though is what I meant. It’s a proper phrase that’s used to compare things.