A Review: EPONYMOUS #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of EPONYMOUS #1 from VS Comics. Mike Garley writes and Martin Simmonds draws.

Lucy says she sees the future. Oh, the authorities don’t believe her, of course. But since she says she’s seen their fall by the hands of a hero called Eponymous, they have to at least consider the possibility. And they do that by letting her jump off a building so that Eponymous will save her, like in her vision. Only it works; the hero arrives, and the authorities try to kill her. And fail.

This is one of those fun little stories where they tell you what’s going to happen right up front (or at least one possibility for what will happen). Some people don’t like knowing the ending before they start reading, but it gives the writer some interesting options. And those of us who know that it’s about the journey rather than the destination get to enjoy it all the same. Oh, and then there’s the art, which is utterly amazing. The realism in the faces is just stunning. And that’s in all of the faces, even in the background.

This is a seriously beautiful book, and I’m really looking forward to seeing where they take the story. There’s a lot of potential in this title; check it out.

EPONYMOUS #1 is available now at your FLCS or by order at vscomics.co.uk.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )