It is very good, both for the story and for the characters. In this first volume, they present the main characters (although we don’t see the face of L at any time). You can also appreciate how Light’s mentality changes as he realizes he can kill with the notebook. Little more I can say without spoilers… Basically, in this volume the foundations of what is going to happen next are laid. Adding that Light-Kira’s first confrontation with L is fantastic, it’s impossible not to get hooked on the story completely.
Brief, a great start (introductory but interesting) for a great story that I have read I don’t know the times. Recommended at 100% ^^.
I love this volume, both for the great play that Kira does and because we can finally face the mysterious L (I remember that, when I saw L for the first tim,e I kept my eyes wide open, you don’t expect it that way at all… yes, okay, if you start with the comics and not with the anime you see him on the cover, but the surprise is also how it behaves ^^ …) and both shorten their battle for being the first to find out the identity of the other.
A further point in favor is that none of them has too many scruples and that tension is maintained at all times.
In short: it doesn’t lose the essence of the first volume: on the contrary, it improves.
3: Hard Run
The best thing about these comics is that each one surpasses the previous one, that never gives you the sensation that the story stagnates and that things don’t stop happening. The movement that makes L (he’s the best character I’ve ever encountered) in this volume is unexpected and fantastic, because it gives rise to some great dialogues. Kira’s reactions are also ingenious and interesting.
In addition, there is a new twist to the story with the entry into the game of a second Kira that supports the first, ending in the most intriguing way.