Let’s Play God is a dark, adult comic that takes place in what appears to be a community growing more dangerous by the day, and is littered with drugs and low-lifes. IDW has packed enough action and mystery in 25 pages that they may be on the verge of another hit comic.
We meet three central characters Kira, Billy, and Mel, at the conclusion of their band practice. Instead of hanging out with the girls Mel breaks off saying she has things to do, leaving Kira and Billy to do a little hanging without her. However, this leads to a disagreement between Kira and Billy that leaves Billy alone late at night. While walking home buzzed off a four loko, an alcoholic energy drink, she witnesses the murder of a man who is taking pictures of her from inside his apartment. Panicked, she calls the cops but still runs over to the man’s apartment to see if she can help him in case he is still alive. To her surprise she discovers someone she knows at the scene of the crime. As the story continues we start to question which characters we can trust.
This is a comic that doesn’t waste any time getting into the action. If I have a complaint it’s that it ends too fast. Plus, who has dyed hair every color of the rainbow, and has some tattoos and piercings, I’m REALLY hoping that this isn’t another tale of “funny looking kids are up to no good.” I give this issue a 4 out of 5, and am impatiently waiting to see what other ways IDW is going to keep me interested!
Story: Brea Grant & Zane Grant
Art: Eric J