Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Simone Di Meo
Colorist: Mariasara Miotti
what’s it about?
At the edge of space in the year 2367, Captain Malik and the crew of the autopsy ship, the Vihaan II, harvest the remains of humongous dead gods, both for profit and for the sake of humanity. Big pharmaceuticals pay big payouts for the meat and protein harvested off the fallen deities, which should be enough for most people, but not for Malik. He’s on a mission to see a living god.
I’m jumping on We Only Find Them When They’re Dead roughly a year after its first publication. I heard great things about the book and the team behind it so I had to pick it up! This sci-fi epic drags us head first into the dark and dangerous world of god scavenging at the edge of everything. With amazing work on titles like Harley Quinn and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, it should come as no surprise that Simone Di Meo’s art is stunning and fluid. Both the ships and the character designs are amazing. Al Ewing is on point, setting the tone for the series as he introduces us to Captain Malik’s world.
WOFTWTD suffers in that it’s often exposition heavy. While that’s completely understandable and expected in a book that is establishing a great deal in a single issue, there are many aspects of the world presented that leave us in the dark. The book gets bogged down in its emphasis on nautical accuracy over giving us a clear picture of where our characters were and where they’re going. I’m hoping issue two will bring more character and plot development than the first outing does. I can definitely see why readers are recommending this title, but after this issue I don’t find myself as invested in the characters as I’d like to be in order to pick up #2.