December 18, 2014

A Review: ROCKET SALVAGE #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of ROCKET SALVAGE #1 from Archaia and BOOM! Studios. Yehudi Mercado writes, Bachan draws and Jeremy Lawson colors.

Primo Rocket was the most famous racer on Rio Rojo fifteen years ago. When that career didn’t pan out, he became a deep-space salvage specialist (read: garbage man). He’s raising his kids alone and just trying to get by. But now there are rumors of a lost weapon that could change the face of galactic politics, and they say it’s on Rio Rojo. And Primo is about to get caught in the middle of it.

On the surface this looks like a simple “find the widget before the bad guys” story, but there’s a lot more depth here. Sure, there’s politics (I don’t want to risk spoilers), but on top of that Primo’s family is entertaining to say the least. They’re weird and funny and normal, which resonates as a family unit. The art works really well, too; the aliens are different but they don’t stand out so far as to feel unrealistic. It’s a good balance.

It’s an adventure story, it’s a spy thriller, it’s a family story, and it might end up a redemption story. How can you possibly pass all of that up?

ROCKET SALVAGE #1 is available now at your FLCS or at boom-studios.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )

A Review: HARBINGER: FAITH #0

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of HARBINGER: FAITH #0 from Valiant Entertainment. The story is by Joshua Dysart, with art by Robert Gill, colors by Jose Villarrubia, and lettering by Dave Sharpe.

Faith is literally flying high after their recent adventures; especially with the battle with the Armor Hunters’ insects in Mexico City. Torque is more interested in the fame and would rather capitalize on it. Unfortunately, Faith is less than enthused with the trappings that her boyfriend is fallen for. When the opportunity of a lifetime is offered to her, will she leave her only boyfriend to do the thing she loves more…being a superhero?

It’s real hard not to like Faith; she is a character anybody can look up to. She’s not the traditional looking hero, but she wants to be one… for all the right reasons. I’m so happy she is joining Unity because she can be a great asset for the team. Joshua Dysart and Robert Gill paint a picture of a modern hero with the classic ideals. Pick this book up now!

HARBINGER: FAITH #0 is in stores now, or available for ordering at valiantuniverse.com.