Written by Andrew Robinson & Joe Pruett
Illustrated & colored by Andrew Robinson
Lettered by Marshall Dillon
First off a disclaimer; I loved Andrew Robinson’s Starman covers. I admit a bias when it comes to folks who worked on DC’s Starman title.
Alright Dusty Star is hard to categorize and that’s what I like about the title. Read the first few pages and you think it’s a stylized western. Then you see a motorcycle. What the? I guess if you had to categorize Dusty Star it’s a western, sci-fi, noir, and military comic.
Andrew Robinson’s design sense is well defined. He’s not afraid to experiment and the reader is richly rewarded for the risk. The artist’s color pallet is much wider than most four color books. Dusty Star starts with a muted lavender color that is quite odd but it works. What I really enjoyed was the black and white rain page. The page is so important because the next page resumes color for a while.
The pencils are really wild. Once you think you have a handle on the style then Andrew will switch up the panels and angles. Even the characters will change slightly depending on action and story mode.
The writing is classic western mixed with noir sci-fi. I’m intrigued by the writing and can’t wait to see the story evolve and become a bit meatier.
Overall I would highly recommend Dusty Star if you are looking for an interesting story telling experience.
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