Hadrian’s Wall #1 and #2 Review
When an astronaut on HADRIAN’S WALL is murdered, pill-popping detective Simon Moore is dispatched to investigate the ship’s crew… including his own ex-wife. But if Simon’s not careful, what he finds could make the interstellar Cold War go red hot. From the creative team behind the critically-acclaimed series C.O.W.L. comes a gripping, locked room murder mystery where the secrets of everyone involved are as dark as the space that surrounds them.
This is going to be a little bit different than my other fast and easy reviews. I’m going to be talking about the first TWO ISSUES in the mini-series, Hadrian’s Wall. This series is from the same creative team that brought you C.O.W.L., so if you’re a fan of that series, you should definitely check this one out.
Now, you may be asking “what is Hadrian’s Wall?” Well, the best way I can describe it would be a sci-fi murder mystery that takes place in the future, in outer space (tell me that doesn’t sound badass). The murder which starts this mystery tale takes place on Hadrian’s Wall, or rather, just outside of Hadrian’s Wall. The detective that must solve the case has a bit of a personal stake in this crime; the man who got murdered is the same man who was currently seeing his ex-wife and seems to be a former friend of his. Now the detective must investigate every member of that man’s crew, including his ex-wife.
I was a huge fan of C.O.W.L. and got super excited when I heard about this project; it has definitely lived up to the hype so far. Writers Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel, and artist Rod Reis work so well together that the story and art flow together absolutely seamlessly. I like some of the twists and turns that have happened so far in this series and I’m looking forward to seeing where this series will end up going.
Normally when it comes to creator-owned titles I tend to wait until a story arc is over before I start to read it, but I knew when it came to this series I couldn’t wait; I have to pick it up and read every time a new issue comes out. This book keeps you guessing on the “whodunnit” aspect and I’m sure there’s more twists and turns to come—and I’ll be excitedly waiting for each one.
I’m giving the first two issues of Hadrian’s Wall:
5 out of 5 whiskey shots.