Briggs Land #1
Briggs Land is about a family who operates as a sovereign state in the United States. They have evolved into a crime family that tends to lean towards the racist and extremist views. The leader/patriarch of the family is in prison serving a life sentence for attempting to assassinate the president. His wife visits him each week, however this time she reveals that she has decided to cut ties with his agenda and take over the family. He won’t go down without a fight, so she has to keep on the lookout for his attempts to take back control.
- A riveting story. Feels like Veronica Mars meets Sons of Anarchy. The side story with the detectives tracking the family gives all the exposition needed without feeling forced.
- Grace, the main character and new head of the family is a strong and interesting character. Her attitude towards her husband, questioning his views and policies is something that is fascinating to think. It makes you wonder about other gangs, how the lower members might actually think and just not have the opportunity to do anything.
- It really makes you feel connected to the story quickly, fearing for the life of Grace. Her control over Briggs Land depends on her relationships with her sons, and it’s very unclear whether they are on her side or not.
- Nothing bad to say really. It is a more mature story, with a lot of violence and harsh themes so as long as no kids are reading it no problem.
- Feels very realistic, feels almost similar to the other “real life” style comic we reviewed a few weeks ago called “Queen” . Very well suited to the themes of the story that are unfortunately a real issue in the world.