With the release of Alex De Campi’s “Grindhouse: Doors Open At Midnight” earlier this week, Bloody-Disgusting thought it time to revisit “Smoke/Ashes.”
The collection released by Dark Horse houses both of De Campi’s adventures steeped in political intrigue and governmental issues in a world gone to shit: “Smoke” and “Ashes.”
Both series follow Reporter Katie Shah and assassin Rupert Cain as they team together to combat intricate terrorist threats. The English ruling class has thrown society into shit, and Cain and Katie find themselves the targets of very powerful men.
“Ashes” tells the story of how these two unlikely heroes reunite in an adventure steeped in Cain’s past. This time a smattering of different artists bring the book to life, and each chapter feels tonally different. The visions of Cain’s haunted past are spectacular and the horrible way it’s dredged up in the present prove that Cain and Katie were far from done at the end of “Smoke.” READ MORE