“We Only Find Them When They’re Dead” is a tale that takes place in a futuristic outer space. Al Ewing introduces readers to Captain Malik and his crew that harvest materials in space from dead giants. Ewing’s fresh concept of survival is intriguing. Harvest crews across outer space mine the bodies of dead giants for resources to sell to make money and to keep themselves alive. The giants that are drawn by Simone Di Meo are beautiful and elegant. It’s sad to see them being cut apart by these crews, but it’s necessary. I wonder where the giants come from or if they’re giants that lived in space. Hopefully, Ewing will answer that in the future.
Ewing does a fantastic job in this first issue of setting up the plot, the characters, and the scope of this book. The series will be exciting with dangers littered throughout. Malik and his crew don’t take themselves too seriously. They are a cohesive unit that knows how dangerous the risks of their job is. Di Meo and colorist Mariasara Miotti provide energetic colors to brighten up the darkness of outer space. The ways these two created the giants is a spectacle to see and we can’t wait to see more giants.
Final evaluation – pick up this book by Boom! Studios. It is a truly different sci-fi series.
Overall score: 4/5.