OVERTAKEN # 1
Written by Frank Mastromauro
Art by Marco Lorenzana & Wes Hartman
This comic opens with two groups of aliens at war. Then we cut to a couple moving to a nice town called Turtle Creek. Meet Jesse and Will. Will is a news reporter. Will, on his first day, tries to chase down a kids for a story. And, as the couple gets settled, they meet many locals of the town and revealed that they moved there from Chicago to help out Jesse’s parents. Unfortunately, the happy couple are rocked by a sudden disturbance.
There is some REALLY stunning art in this comic. The first page alone is worth the price of the book. There are some really gorgeous space scenes and some wonderful Earth scenes that really work in this book. The people are nice and proportionate. No hyper idolized stuff here. And the movement of the characters looks very natural. Marco Lorenzana is a true find. His pencils are amazing. His aliens look foreign. His cars and backgrounds look spectacular. His people all look distinct. Really great pencils and Hartman’s color explodes with each and every panel.
I LOVE the art in this book and am looking forward to more of it.
Mastromauro constructs for us a GREAT first issue. He gives us a taste of the sci-fi elements then works on building the characters and mystery. The pacing in this book is AMAZING. Nothing felt out of wack. The dialogue is natural, believable and relatable. The book flows so very well from one scene to the next. And I am already in love with Jesse and Will. A very believable couple moving from the city down to a small town. The plot of the book doesn’t really kick up till the end but Mastromauro REALLY pulls through with a strong cliffhanger.
I love this book. I am glad this title was picked to be one of the 10 for 10. Mastromauro has a great mystery here and we have some of the best art I have seen in comics today.
10 out of 10! PICK THIS UP WHEN IT HITS STORES TOMORROW!!!