Pop Star Assassin #1 Review

Written by Ed Lavallee and Matt Cashel
Art by Marcelo Basile
Published by Behemoth Comics

The year is 1977. The King is dead. The world mourns. But…

When a mysterious briefcase turns up in his dressing room, Bruce– a coke-addled Elvis impersonator finds himself wedged between a Mob boss out for revenge and a government conspiracy with far-reaching, world-ending ramifications; all in an attempt to discover the true identity of his father’s killer.

It’s sex, drugs, rock n robots 70’s style in this all-out action adventure.

The year is 1977. The KING IS DEAD – LONG LIVE THE KING!

And who the f*ck is Molly?

What happens when an Elvis impersonator is being hunted by the government AND gets a mob boss coming after him?? You get a fourth-wall-breaking, wild, non-stop action story that is one hell of a trip. This story transports you to the 70’s and really captures the zeitgeist of the era. Marcelo Basile alternates color themes so much in the story that I felt like I was in a disco. The action sequences are thoughtfully laid out, leading to wild scenes of G-men and mob members fighting both each other and Bruce, our Elvis impersonator.

This story creates a great mystery of what was in this briefcase left to Bruce after his father’s death and why does this have everyone after him? As if one mystery wasn’t enough, why does Bruce care so much about Molly and why does the mob have it out for her?

This was an excellent start to the series, providing a truly explosive issue, that keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the story. Ed Lavallee has crafted a story with Matt Cashel that is a ton of fun to read and, in one issue, keeps you guessing as to what might happen next!

Rating: 9/10

Pop Star Assassin #1 is now out in comic shops everywhere!

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