Story 4/5 - I am a really fan of dark horror and this is one of the most intense and suffocating comics I have read. Each panel requires attention and commitment from the reader. Both Menton3 & Ghanbari have provided a bleak landscape, with no heroes or characters to support. The Monocyte has no loyalty, only a mission and no past described. I am sure more will be discovered of this necromancers past, however it is refreshing reading a tale that doesn't 'spoon feed' the reader too much to quickly. This was my favourite #1 issue of 2011.
Art 5/5 - It is easy to make a lazy H.R Geiger comparison with Menton3's artwork however there is so much more to his creation. Each page is completely different, from irregular panels to full page layouts. Each panel (let alone page) could be sold as artwork, the detail in the background takes must take more work than a lot of illustrators put into their main characters. Each read something new is noticed, a detail that was missed previously.
Cover 4/5 - I saw the cover in the appropriate months 'Previews', and that was encouraged me to look further. Much like the rest of the book, it's only once you have a copy in your hands that you appreciate the detail that is involved. The only reason I didn't give it a five, was that it opens the argument of H.R Geiger before people might actually give it a proper look.