-Gregg Dietz (@ChubRockGeek)
Here comes another comic review from Scattered Comics. This one is titled Edge and is written by Marvin Wynn. The plot to the comic is illustrated as “Infected by the super steroid The Edge, Revenant is on a rampage to eliminate Richard Tartabull. Can the strike team placed between them stop Revenant. Or will they all spread the infection of The Edge further?” One of the things about this comic that I loved was Marvin didn’t want to spend time explaining what The Edge is or this super powered strike force team was. It went right into the action and didn’t stop.
As stated above, the way the story is told is absolutely wonderful to me. Revenant is the villain of this tale and has a sordid past with Richard Tartabull, the leader of this strike team. Marvin brings this up in the first few pages but that’s it and that’s all we need for right now. The team of super powers are a blast to read, when they interact with each other and plan an attack, I believe this could be real. I’m incredibly excited to see what they are doing next and that's exactly what Marvin gives us. Creating fascinating characters is far more important than giving us their background and Marvin seems to understand that.
The Visuals are amazing in this. They are done by artist Mark VuycanKiat, designed by Jaymes Reed and colored by Steven Lisefski. I couldn’t wait to just turn the page to keep reading, I wanted to stay on the page and look at these characters. Every aspect was carefully drawn to show how each heroes personality was part of their costume. I honestly haven’t seen such wonderful and uniquely looking superheroes in a long time and it was a massive breath of fresh air. I’d be hard pressed to ask for a poster because seeing them everyday on my wall would put me in a great mood every morning.
I have very few gripes with this. First would be that the past to present page changes are a little disorientating. I would need to flip back to the last page in hopes that i didn’t accidently skip one. Its nothing that i think could be approved on since the way its written, we don't need a sign telling us where we are in time. The only other thing is a little more distinction on who’s talking in specific panels could clear up some confusion. There were a couple moments where i wasn’t sure who was saying what but that was also 3 times in 35 pages.
Overall, do not pass this one up, it’s a wonderful comic that I sincerely hope flourishes for years. Or at the very least, i wish all the success for the brilliant and talented artists who worked on this comic. I give Edge Issue 1 a 9.5 out of 10.
Edge Issue #1 comes out on March 20th, 2015. If you wish to pick this up or read other stories from Scattered Comics, here are the details; comics.drivethrustuff.com, pulpfreepublishing.com or directly from Scattered Comics at www.scatteredcomics.com
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