Topic: Comic Books - New
TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3330:
Today's blog is on a series that Archaia Entertainment is publishing that was originally published in France.
The orginal work is by the same creative team that was behind 'The Killer: Modus Vivendi' series that I've been blogging about.
The following is what Archaia provides as the promo blurb for this series:
From the creative team behind The Killer comes a new series originally published in France about controversial private armies for hire and the pervasiveness of the media.
2054. Douglas Pistoia is looking for work, but only a private security firm, Multicorps Security, has offered him a job. Soon after he signs up, the UN decides to outsource its peacekeeping missions, and Multicorps wins the first bid, propelling Douglas into a war that is not his own, a highly sophisticated war broadcast worldwide by the soldiers themselves, thanks to the micro-cameras in their helmets. They are called the Cyclops. Douglas plays the game, and slowly emerges as both a unit leader and a media celebrity. But how far will he go in exploring the boundaries between war and peacekeeping, news and entertainment?
So what is 'My Take' on this first issue of the series?
I was already used to the art style that is in this new series, because of reading the earlier translated series I mentioned above, (The Killer: Modus Vivendi).
Thus I was able to concentrate more on the storyline in this first issue.
The storyline in this first issue is heavy with dialogue, which is good, because there are minimal captions as to what is taking place. The reader is gently eased into the series, and I found it intriguing as to wondering where the storyline was going.
The colors that are used in the panels are mostly darker, which adds to the suspense. The better paper that the first issue is printed on brings out the colors and meshes well with the artwork.
This is a good start for what is being considered as a 'Sci-Fi thriller'. I'm looking forward to see what boundaries between war and peacekeeping will be brought up in this series.
The first issue for this series is a good start to jump on board for this series, instead of waiting months down the road for a TPB.
Cyclops - #1 of 8 went on sale: December 22nd at your LCBS - Check it out!
Review Rating: 9.0 VERY FINE / NEAR MINT (VF/NM) out of a possible 10.0 Comic Book Grading scale.
Retail Price $3.95 Page count: 32 pages
Format: saddle bound, 6.625" x 10.25", full color
Mature Readers (series contains Nudity, Graphic Violence and Adult Content).
Here is the link to Archaia so that YOU can purchase either the single volumes or the collected works so far, if YOUR LCBS doesn't have them in stock.
Here is the Facebook Fan Page for Archaia Entertainment, which I suggest YOU 'like' also to keep up with what this publisher is presenting next.
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