Hell Yeah! Volume 1: Last Days on Earth
by Joe Keatinge
illustrated by Andre Szymanowicz
NetGalley- Image Comics
Graphic Novel- Older Teens
Book Jacket Summary
Today is the worst day of Benjamin Day's life. He's the poster child for the first generation raised in a world where superheroes exist, but he wants nothing to do with super-anything. When versions of himself from throughout the multiverse show up dead, this one-man crisis of infinite selves tears open twenty-year-old secrets. Ben's now forced into the super-society he's long denied. Eisner award-winner and writer Joe Keatinge and illustrator Andre Szymanowicz team to bring the comic described by Third Eye Comics' Steve Anderson as "Watchmen for the Kick-Ass Generation." Features an introduction by the acclaimed creator of Madman and iZOMBIE, Michael Allred.
Violent and gory, this graphic novel will work for older teens who love a comic with superheroes who are not afraid to punch someone's head off. Seriously, this comic is full of violent acts but it makes sense because it is filled with people who have super strength and abilities. Ben Day is super strong and is part of the first generation of children born after the appearance of superheroes. He is coasting through life and is not doing that great in college but the appearance of a group of girls from another dimension changes that quickly. They claim that all of the Ben Day's from alternate realities are being killed and he must watch out or he will be next. In fact many Ben Day's are gathering to kill our Ben Day. The comic is complicated and can get confusing but it is also the start of a new comic series. I can see this in the hands of readers who enjoyed Watchman or Morning Glories because of the gore and violence. Did I mention that this was violent?
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