Written by Monty Nero, Death Sentence tells the story of a world turned on its head by the sexually transmitted G+ Virus. Those who contract this virus experience heightened intelligence and energy, a surge in creative impulses and empowering emotions such as hope and a rapid increase in sex drive. Many individuals also find themselves with super powers of varying types.
The catch, the virus kills you in six months.
The story focuses on three individuals: Verity the frustrated artist, Weasel the washed-up musician and Monty the comedic superstar. Each has their own story, Verity struggling with the existential crisis of her wasted life and impending death. Weasel yearns to reconnect with his estranged son and finally make his magnum opus. As for Monty, his motivations are best left for you to discover for yourself.
This book is a very adult book, full of violence, humor and sex. Quite honestly I can’t recall the last time I have seen this much nudity and sex in a comic book but since the plot is about a sexually transmitted virus that makes people crazy virile and amorous in order to spread itself to more people it is hardly a surprise. If you pick this book up keep this in mind.
Even though I had previously seen lots of praise for this book I was genuinely surprised by how good this book was. Death Sentence was easily one of the best books I’ve read all year and I recommend it highly.
Final Verdict: 9 out of 10