manticore is a 5 chapter long comic the 4.th chapter containing 25 pages
2 pages colorized and the rest is black and white
I received my copy from netgalley for an honest review.
synopsis via goodreads: Aryan race warrior. A Mexican drug lord. A Korean hit man. A career stick-up man. The wrong guy at the wrong place at the wrong time. The puke Cho-mo-kiddy-toucher. And you! This ain’t the Breakfast Club and these are ain’t your new friends. Welcome to the Protective Housing Unit (PHU), home to some of world’s worst criminals—many of whom so reviled they must not only be shielded from the American public, but the general prison population. This is your new life. Simon, a white-collar criminal, is a new transfer to Pensacola Federal Prison Camp. He’s having a hard time adjusting to prison culture, and his newfound “friends” aren’t all that interested in making his new life any easier. Everyone in the PHU has his own agenda; alliances are, at best, temporary; and even the notion of friendship is laughable. But all that is about to change. This brutal yet familiar life they’ve all grown accustomed to is about to come to an end as a mysterious stranger is transferred to their unit and these hardened inmates start to die… Horribly. One at a time. Manticore collects the 5-part prison horror comic series by Keith Miller and Ian Gabriel into one engrossing volume.
my thoughts: since I went into it with little to no description I didn’t know its only the 4th chapter therefor I lack the complete picture. the premise of the comic is food as of to place a monster /create a monster (since we don’t know form the 4th chapter where the monster comes from ) into an anyway doomed prison to make the inmates life come to a short end. there are 4 main characters who try to break out and gather tools to make a hole to crawl out of the prison where people get their head mashed into an unidentifiable mess. The art style is not really the best and it contains strong language that made me roll my eyes more than fear the characters or think them strong as if that was the authors intention.
I gave it 2/5 stars . both for the lack of information about the description and making me feel mislead by the offer and because the entirety of it is just not my cup of tea.