Slots Trade Paperback: Capsule Review


Title: Slots Trade Paperback Review

Publisher: Image Comics/Skybound

Writer: Dan Panosian

Artist: Dan Panosian

Colorist: Alex Sinclair 

Letterer: Pat Brosseau

Cover: Dan Panosian

Review: ★★★★☆

“We all make ourselves promises.”

Stanley Dance. Isn’t that a name that just rolls off the tongue? Say it with an echo, maybe that will do the trick. Seriously Mr. Dance is the primary action figure in Las Vegas set story. Dan Panosian creates this story of a boxer, gambler, bit of scoundrel and a taco truck food lover. Stanley has returned to Vegas in his trusty convertible and motor home on a quest to settle a big score. You Stanley has left some baggage in Vegas in the form of a kid he hasn’t seen in ten years and the lovely Mercy. The book has tremendous amount of back story for us to dive into reading. Stanley is the ultimate optimist. He feels luck lives on his shoulders at all times. It’s his confidence that Dan has put into the character that makes it such fun character to read. He has his share of old friends that he comes back to; including Les. Les isn’t so excited about Stanley’s return. His fate is actually foreshadowing somewhere in the beginning of the story. The story has several boxing matches to back up the Vegas style story and give our main character something to fight toward. The book is 144 pages of beautiful art and story. Dan Panosian’s artwork is very loose but tight enough that each illustration sits just right in page. Dan also uses zipatone help keep his illustrations of Vegas just electric. Overall…This is great book to have on the shelf and to read over and over again. Stanley Dance is surely character to remember in this one shot gem.

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