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‘All the Things We Didn’t Do Last Night:’ Comic Book Review

When jewel thief Mamen and hit man Damon cross paths on the street one morning, it’s a random happenstance that neither one thinks much of. When they cross paths again later that night, it’s a different story. For one thing, the romantic chemistry is undeniable. For another thing, they’re each in the middle of a job. But with a little luck, they might just be able to help each other out—and with a little more luck, they might be able to do a lot more than that.

In stories that are as short as this one, I’m always hesitant to say too much about the plot, for fear of giving away spoilers. In this comic, though, what happens isn’t nearly so important as how it happens. In fact, the official plot synopsis gives away almost everything. But in this case, knowing the basic sequence of events doesn’t make you feel like you’ve missed out on anything or had anything spoiled. Here, it’s all about the characters and the chemistry between them.

This three-part comic was originally published as part of Image Comics’ 30th Anniversary Anthology. Now it’s collected here as its own one-shot title. Author/artist Maria Llovet has a blurb at the end about how she originally envisioned it as an ongoing series—including descriptions and even sketches of some of the characters we didn’t get to meet.

She ends by saying she still might turn it into a longer series someday, and I hope she does. It’s clear there’s a lot more to these characters worth exploring and a lot more stories about them worth telling. In the meantime, though, you can enjoy All the Things We Didn’t Do Last Night for what it is: a sexy, stylish, self-contained adventure that’s fun to read and leaves you wanting more.

Creative Team: Maria Llovet (story, art, covers A, B, E, and F), Jesús Orellana (covers C and D)
Publisher: Image Comics
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Steven W. Alloway, Fanbase Press Contributor



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