By Tim Seeley, Jim Terry and Sean Dove
Sundowners is one of those books that flies under the radar for one reason or another. Maybe it’s not being pushed enough or the writing and art team isn’t big enough, but either way, this is a pretty good underground book.
Tim Seeley has been around for a while and knows how to tell a good story. One of the best things about his newest, Sundowners, is that there is a gritty feel to it. When you look at the art and read how it’s written, it feels like Watchmen. Seeley excels this issue at showing how flawed many of the characters are. Joe has a bad day, but he has no one to talk to about it. He wears a mask and acts tough, but he’s actually a very sensitive guy deep down. Seeley makes these characters very real and relatable, which is why there is freshness about this book. It may seem like it’s from a different era, but the themes in Sundowners are extremely relevant.
The art duties are handled by Jim Terry with colors by Sean Dove. There are some panels early in the issue that lack some facial details on characters, but that clears up as the issue progresses. Jim Terry really shines when he gets a close up panel allowing him to show off his skill. The framing he uses on certain pages is also very creative. He doesn’t shy away from leaving characters half in a panel. A giant Kudos should also be sent to Sean Dove for his eerie colors this issue. The art is very good, but the colors elevate it to make it feel more noir.
Sundowners has really been a surprise series so far. Tim Seeley usually does well on these indie books and this one is no exception. The art and colors by Jim Terry and Sean Dove compliment the writing style immensely. This has all the makings of a great story, as long as Seeley, Terry and Dove continue to give a great effort, this book will go far.