A Review: ORDER & CHAOS #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of ORDER & CHAOS #1 from ComiXology Submit. Fred Boulos writes and J.C. Grande draws.

An unnamed American mercenary has been contracted by the rebel faction of an unnamed country to help them bring down the current regime. What the rebels don’t know is just how serious the merc is about blowing stuff up. He’s not so much concerned with the body count; his interests lie in disrupting the defense of the capital city. He seeks chaos; it seems to be almost religious for him.

I really like the way this book uses the narration. Internal monologues can be a dangerous tool; sometimes they distract the reader from the action. But not here—this monologue makes an otherwise average mercenary seem like an evil genius, and that’s way more interesting. This is issue one of a three-issue arc, and it’s got me hooked; I really want to know where this is going. That the art is beautiful pulls me in even more.

If you’re into battles and explosions and carnage, pick up this book. If you’re more into seeing into the mind of a madman, you should still pick up this book. It’s just great fun.

ORDER & CHAOS #1 is available now online at comiXology.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )