Comic Books 2017, Sisters of Sorrow #1, BOOM! Studios, Kurt Sutter

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From the Sons of Anarchy creator, Kurt Sutter captures a gripping thriller about injustice and revenge in Sisters of Sorrow #1 (BOOM! Studios). With its phenomenal artwork, the impressive first issue gives a pulse-pounding introduction to a compelling ensemble cast.

Sisters of Sorrow follows Dominique, Greta, Misha, and Sarah as they run a nonprofit women’s shelter by day. At night, they each don a nun’s habit and stealthily move through Los Angeles hunting down violent abusers. Their public vigilantism has earned them the nickname Sisters of Sorrow from the crime-ridden streets. These vigilante crime-fighters soon draw the ire of L.A.’s notorious anti-crime task force.

Here are 5 reasons why you should pick up Sisters of Sorrow #1:

5) Kurt Sutter’s Best Work!

If you loved Sons of Anarchy, The Bastard Executioner, and Southpaw, then readers will definitely get a kick out of Sisters of Sorrow. There are echoes of past themes, such as family bonds and redemption, in the crime thriller. Sutter adds a layer of Shakespearean tragedy as the cast become drawn to their unquenchable thirst for vengeance.

4) Compelling Characters!

Sutter and co-writer Courtney Alameda (Pitch Dark) craft an emotional arc for each individual protagonist. Misha serves as the moral conscience to the group, while Dominique relishes in the dark side of vengeance. In the storytelling, the tough-guy persona is reinvented through the female perspective.

3) The Gritty Artwork!

Hyeonjin Kim grounds the artwork with mood and drama, reminiscent of the John Wick movies. The angles in Kim’s illustrations heighten the poses cinematically, specifically when Misha and Dominique argue. The neon colors by Jean-Paul Csuka add to the vibrancy of the gritty streets, especially during the night.

2) The Motorcycle Chase!

I’m not going to say a lot here, because I don’t want to spoil the fun for readers. But there is a motorcycle chase that is just laid-out and edited across the panels beautifully.

1) A Great First Issue!

A fantastic first issue, Sisters of Sorrow #1 captures an interesting relationship between female characters as they become a hard-boiled squad of the anti-heroines. I can’t get wait to get my hands on the second issue!



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Sisters of Sorrow #1 is out in stores now.

– By Jorge Solis