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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Reader's Diary #1803- Jon Schnepp (writer), Guiu Vilanova (art): Slayer Repentless

So, a bit of a change from yesterday's Jem and the Holograms comic. But knowing that I can be equally into Jem and Slayer is probably the first step to understanding me. Not that you care to, of course.

Actually, if I'm being honest, I was never really into Slayer. I did love thrash metal though, so the possibility was there, but of the big 4, I really only dug Metallica and Megadeth. I respect Slayer and Anthrax but can't say that I connected.

So, not having been much a follower of Slayer, I don't think I appreciated the Slayer Repentless comic as much as someone who was familiar with the video trilogy (for "Repentless," "You Against You," and "Pride in Prejudice") the source material behind this adaptation.

It's bloody (as you can gather from the cover) but it's always nice to see racists get what they deserve. The isolated desert town setting helped with the gritty vibe and the colouring by Mauricio Wallace was pretty excellent.

I do wish the band themselves had more of a role though. They were mostly irrelevant to the story, looking cool on the sidelines, maybe giving a line or two or firing a gun once or twice, but that's about it.

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