ABERRANT #1

ABERRANT #1
Writer(s): Rylend Grant
Artist Name(s): Zsombor Huszka (Artist), Iwan Joko Triyono (Colorist), HdE (Letterer)
Cover Artist(s): Zsombor Huszka, Iwan Joko Triyono (Colorist)

A U.S. Army Special Operations Commander, distraught after losing his entire unit to a superhuman attack, wages an absolutely brutal one-man war on the eccentric billionaire and former superhero that he believes is ultimately responsible.

Aberrant commits the cardinal sin of just being plain boring.  It takes two familiar tropes and smashes them together and the end results is not greater than the sum of its parts.

First it starts out with the stereotypical military ops team on some sort of special mission.  There is plenty of the typical tough guy macho talk so no one really stands out as unique characters.

Next you find out the would has superheroes in it.  Then you find out there are security organizations that police the super powered.  This are all plot elements that have been down countless times before to better effect.  Considering Alan Moore started the trend of deconstructing the Superhero mythos over 30 years ago, one needs to put in a little more effort in their latest attempt at it.

And the art is okay but inconsistent.  At a lot of points there is just no backgrounds and when backgrounds do show up they are sparse and simple as possible.  The artist really loves to put details and lines in his faces, but then when they don’t put as much effort in the rest of the art the lack of detail shows.

Overall, I give this comic a 2.5 out of 5.  It’s easy to follow and it tells a story, but I got the same bored feeling watching some random generic action film on Netflix.  There’s just no spark to the story.  Seeing the mention of a Direction and a Entertainment Company it does make me wonder if Aberrant is a move or TV pitch that would find itself right a home at a place like the Sci-Fi Network.

If you wish to learn more about this comic go to – http://www.actionlabcomics.com/2018/04/12/aberrant-1-a-kick-you-in-the-teeth-fit-of-comicsosity-by-prolific-hollywood-action-scribe-rylend-grant/

Disclaimer : Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments, and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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