What’s The Furthest Place From Here? #1
What’s The Furthest Place From Here? #1 is a lot. In terms of the page count and when you look at what happens in the issue. It should go without saying, but electing to churn out a triple-sized issue from the jump is a bold move. Not something I’d like to see with the series consistently, but it worked.
Storytellers: Tyler Boss & Matthew Rosenberg
Lettering: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
And it’s something I could see other creators doing in the future. There’s so much going on with What’s The Furthest Place From Here?, it’s best to give the lay of the land all at once. Anytime creators are establishing a new world, there’s a lot to digest. Things are usually explained along the way, which is a deliberate storytelling choice. It keeps things moving. But What’s The Furthest Place From Here? #1 displays a different avenue to take in the early stage of world-building.
However, things get a bit too confusing in What’s The Furthest Place From Here? #1. I’m not saying we need the whole picture of what’s going on with this group of teenagers, but we still know very little about this dystopia after this triple-sized issue. And that makes things a bit more confusing when it comes to the kids.
Of course, we want questions coming out of the first issue — after every issue, for that matter. But when all the information we get leads almost nothing but questions, it becomes a little harder to fully invest.
When it comes to the art, Tyler Boss’ style fits the story well. We appear to be dealing with regular humans, so a style that keeps this story grounded is exactly what’s needed.
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