A Review: CONTROL #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of CONTROL #1 from Dynamite Entertainment. The story is by Andy Diggle and Angela Cruickshank, with art by Andrea Mutti, colors by Vladimir Popov, and lettering by Simon Bowland.

Detective-Sergeant Kate Burnham and her partner Mitch are enjoying some down time when they receive an officer down call. Upon arrival they find two wounded cops and a man hanging. While Burnham tries to rescue the hanging man, Mitch goes after the shooter and is murdered. Kate’s allowed to investigate who is responsible for all of this, but feels the weight of her fellow officers looking down on her.  She is about to find out that is the least of her problems…

There are so many great crime stories out there, and CONTROL is a worthy addition to the pack. There’s also a political slant to this story, which could be interesting since its revolving a piece of legislation called the privacy act and… well you just need to read and find out. Big fan of Andy Diggle’s writing; it was a reason why I wanted to check this out. Hopefully in future issues we get to find out more about Kate, but for now we know enough to get things started. I’m familiar with Andrea Mutti’s work from REBELS and THE RETURNING (and others), and like the look he’s throwing down for this book. A very promising start. Check it out!

CONTROL #1 is in stores now, or available for ordering at www.Dynamite.com.