Let’s Go to Utah! #1 and #2

Lets Go to Utah! #1 and #2 (Dave Chisholm)

Dave is an average 18-year old kid living in California, until he begins having horrific dreams that always end in Utah. At his wits end, he decides that the only way to make the dreams end is to take a trip to Utah. The thing is, the only person who will drive Dave to Utah is Leif–a friend of a friend of a friend. Leif seems like a fun loving guy until the thrilling end sequence of Let’s go to UTAH! issue #1.”

I’m equating “Let’s Go to Utah” (LGtU) to the movie you’ve never heard of that a friend lends you. It doesn’t look like something you would normally get into, but your friend says it’s good, so you give it a shot. As you watch the film, you find yourself being more and more drawn in. That is what it was like for me reading this LGtU. Dave Chisholm creates a world that is gritty and real that makes a person want look away…but they just can’t. Chisholm’s lead character, Dave, is stuck in some kind of wild ride that makes the reader just say, “WTF is going on!?” That’s just in issue #1. In issue #2, things just get worse for Dave as Leif shows more of his dark side.

The art and story have a very independent comic feel to them (I mean that in a good way) and I can certainly see a story like this being turned into a screen play. After two issues, I’m hooked.

Pullbox Warning: Given the language and violence in LGtU, it’s best to keep this one out of the hands of younger readers

Grade: A

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Updated: August 9, 2010 — 9:13 am

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