A Review: BUTTERFLY #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of BUTTERFLY #1 from Archaia, a division of BOOM! Studios. Story is by Arash Amel, Marguerite Bennett writes, Antonio Fuso draws, and Adam Guzowski colors.

She used to be Rebecca, but now when they call her, they call her Butterfly. She used to be CIA, but now she’s a Project asset. A job gone wrong has driven her into hiding, and the clues she gets from the Project lead her to a French vineyard and someone she thought was long since dead. What we learn of his journey is a bit more mysterious, but his motivations were pure.

Rebecca has been burned, and she’s going to learn a lot more than just who burned her in this story. We get a combination of spy story and drama here, and the drama makes a nice touch – we at least know this book will be more than just a Bourne clone. And Rebecca is likeable enough to root for. The art helps to add to the emotional sense of the story, too, giving us a contrast between the stress of the spy work and the feelings that come along later.

This book expresses a lot of emotion without the use of a bunch of dialogue, and that intrigues me. It shows a lot of promise. Get in early on this one.

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

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )