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Friday, May 10, 2013
My Take On: Telikos Protocol Issue 1
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Books - New
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Michael D Hamersky On Comics Presents His Take On... 
Telikos Protocol
Issue 1
 The Telikos Protocol booth at the 2013 Free Comic Book Day event in Rancho Cucamonga!

TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3853 -    This past weekend my youngest son, Vinnie, and I attended the Free Comic Book Day event in Rancho Cucamonga.   One of the nice things about this event at 4 Color Fantasies is that while we were standing in line for a couple of hours plus, we were in line in front of several comic book creators and small press publishers!

One of those people I met for the first time was the nice lady shown in the top right photo.

She introduced me to 'Telikos Protocol' via issue 1 of what I believe to be a proposed 9 issue series.

I had not seen this series before, and stopped for a while to see what it was about.  Seeing my interest, she told me about the project, and I told her that I review blogged indie comics.  She gave me a copy of Issue 1 for possible review.

So what is the comic book about?  Here's the publisher's promo:

Earth. 2294.

In the wake of ecological and environmental disaster, humanity stands on the brink of extinction, the world the human race have resided on dying all around them. Struggling to find answers, humanity looks out to the stars for their continued survival, not realising that their last hope could turn out to be their greatest enemy.

Okay... So what's my take on this?

Front Cover - Pretty sharp cover!  Grabbed my attention right away at the FCBD event I was at.

Inside Front Cover  - The top 2/3 of the page is a well done graphic illustration.  The rest of the page is the credits, and publishing info. Plus the Facebook Fan Page link and their Twitter account link. Good job on this page!

Splash Page - Not really a splash page as this page goes right into the storyline.  Right away I can see that style of illustration is different.  But the text keeps me occupied reading, and I turn the page...

The panels are strangely set, but in readable format.  The colors are subdued which goes with the storyline.

I hit the first full page pinup of artwork... Pretty nice and impressive!

The credits to the comic are finally reached several pages into the storyline.  Writer: Peter Cooper, Artist: Adam Burn, and Letters: Justin Korthof.  Those credits are shown on another full page of art.

The story continues... I recognize another full art page that was shown as a poster at the FCBD booth.  Pretty stunning!

I keep reading and realize that this is a longer than standard size comic book... Which is okay by me!

I finally reach the last story page and realize that it is a 'to be continued' issue. 

The inside back cover is a pinup page for issue #2 that is 'coming soon'.

I'll have to check that out!

The back cover is a full page house ad for 'Cycops', another Vanquish Interactive comic book.!

So what was my 'grade' for this comic book?

Well.. I've got to give it a Very Fine / Near Mint (VF/NM) 9.0 out of a possible 10.0 comic book grade.  That's because there isn't any mention of how many issues are in this story arc, other than a 2nd issue.   I found the artwork to be fantastic and the storyline to be one that I would consider following for a few more issues.   But am left wondering how many issues there are in this series?

Here is the link to buy the comic book in print format.

Here is the link to buy the comic book in digital format.

Here is the Facebook Fan Page for Telikos Protocol.

I'll be looking to see what happens in this series in the issues to follow.

~ Michael



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