Review: The Reservoir- A Western in Black, White and Blood


Let me start this off by saying I just recently was introduced to Moth City by the creative Tim Gibson.  Tim brings a vibe and style that is unique and different, all in a good way.  Dave Gillette sent Tim my way for a review of The Reservoir- A Western in Black, White and Blood.  First things first I was blown away by it.  That is saying a lot because I’m not a huge fan of digital comics but I’ll save that rant for another day.  The Reservoir didn’t seem like a comic book to me, it was layered differently to tell this story of Governor McCaw.  It was pretty impressive from beginning to end.

The story of The Reservoir is set as a flashback and is its own unique story upon itself, so you don’t have to be familiar with Moth City before reading this.  Here is a quick take on The Reservoir from Tim Gibson himself “If governor McCaw was a hero (or even an anti-hero for that matter) you might call it an origin story. But it’s really more of an exploration of nature vs nurture, empathy, trust and family.”

The Reservoir page 1

This comic focuses in on all these very precisely.  We get a feeling about McCaw and what he is willing to do or not do.  With each turning page we learn more and more about this man and the world he lives in.  Mr. Gibson delivers wonderful spreads of art that gives the feel of the Old West.  It is almost as if you close your eyes you can feel the energy of each character.  You sense their feelings and how this world is for them.

The Reservoir page 4

I can’t state enough how this comic book appears is quite different with the wonderful images combined with narrative from brief sentences to whole paragraphs to dive us deeper into The Reservoir.  It really does have an epic feel to the whole story and I’m pretty sure you won’t be disappointed.  I would give this comic a 4 out of 5 stars.

So head on over to ComiXology-HERE to purchase The Reservoir by Tim Gibson.


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