The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of CHARGE #1 from Alterna Comics. Dan Jury and Chris Jury write, Adhitya Zulkarnaen pencils, Christopher Bryer inks, Pamela Siega colors, and Michael Lagace letters.
Jenson and Hobbs are scientists at the White Sierra Research Facility, a remote lab dedicated to a device called the dentsu. It works mostly, but there’s some strange energy pattern interfering with it. Jenson has a few ideas on how to isolate them, and in the final test of the dentsu, a group of people materialize on the platform. They appear to be paramilitary, and no one has any idea how or why they’re there.
I really like the mysterious treatment of the dentsu, and I also really like the scientists. The story does a delightful job of not giving away too much about the device, though there are some major hints (not going to spoil them here). And that the characters are so likeable (except Victor, but there’s always one) that it’s easy to invest in the story. The art is also very likeable, and I find it interesting how much fun one can have with a snowy color scheme.
There’s a lot going on in this book for us to learn as readers, and that kind of potential makes for a cool story. This issue is a great starting point, too. Grab it quick.
~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )