For those, who want to step aside from the superhero stories and settle for a great unpredictable horror-thriller, 'Glitterbomb' is a must-read. It revolves around the unfair and discriminative world of Hollywood. The protagonist's name is Farrah Durante. She is a middle-aged actress struggling and desperately looking for her next gig in an industry where youth is given priority rather than talent and experience.
By the sound of the premise, one might think that the story is an emotional drama. However, it's more of a dramatic horror story. The protagonist's frustration emotionally lures her into horrifying outcomes. We see revenge being exacted on the shallow glamorous industry that we all admire. Thus, it makes the story a thrilling drama of fame and failure portraying the dark side of Hollywood.
Moreover, the story is very well-paced and it contains attention-grabbing characters. This comic is based on an unnerving storyline with such visual that the readers are shocked by every turn of events.
The characterisation is done quite magnificently. Undoubtedly, it is one of the solid pros of this comic. Starting from the central character to the other ones, all are genuine and the world they belong to is horrific as hell. Furthermore, the gut wrenching way the horrifying world is portrayed here, it deserves applause.
Another great plus-point of the comic is its surprises and unpredictability. The plot takes such turns that the readers cannot expect, making them glued to the comic. Moreover, the story and characters are so beautifully written that the readers can properly communicate with the protagonist as well as her sorrows and frustration regarding the unfair and judgemental celebrity-obsessed industry.
The readers are also provided a very relatable perspective when it comes to the outrageous, shallow and discriminative remarks made by the people around Farrah. The protagonist is purely a character who is down on her luck big time. However, it doesn't end there. There is a lash out. That brings the real entertainment, the main adrenaline, the twist.
Another best thing about 'Glitterbomb' is that the protagonist is a very complex character. The readers feel like rooting for her due to the unfair treatment she goes through by the shallow dark world of Hollywood. However, the readers also question whether they should root for the protagonist as her actions make it hard for the readers to like her.
The writer of this comic has done an amazing job as he leaves some details that make the storyline feel like anything can happen next. This is another gripping aspect of the comic. This is also a very good and different treatment when it comes to twists.
To sum up, 'Glitterbomb' delivers solid characterisation with well-placed storyline including a lot of twists. Some might feel like the contents of the story are little lighter at first. However, that's only because the details of the plot emerge gradually, leaving the possibilities of anything happening next.