Butterfly 1

Butterfly is one of Project Delta’s deep cover agents, no birth certificate, no social security number, a complete ghost. When her cover is blown and she is set up for a murder she did not commit, she is unknowingly led to her father’s doorstep, a man she thought died 20 years ago. Codenamed Nightingale, her father was once a member of the very same Project Delta, a spy in the violent aftermath of the Cold War, and believes they are behind her set-up. Trained to trust nothing and no one, Butterfly must decide whether to seek answers with the Project, or believe the man who betrayed her years ago.

The spy genre is one of those that appeals to almost everyone, regardless of what your hardcore fandom is.  Whether or not you can admit it, some of us adults still love pretending to have code names and fancy gadgets on deadly missions.  With the new series Butterfly, you’ll get to see more of the spycraft world and keep that interest alive.

Rebecca “Becky” Faulkner aka Butterfly is out on a “routine” snatch and go mission.  She suddenly finds herself caught in an unexpected twist of events, all of which leave her stranded and apparently betrayed.  Following the one bit of information she is left with, she ends up face to face with the last person she’d ever expect to see – her father who she believed was dead.  We briefly find out some of the consequences from his past that lead to this cover up, and leaves us wondering what will happen now.

The artwork within this thriller is clean and straight to the point, keeping the story moving well from panel to panel.  As a realistic spy story, it doesn’t need to be over the top, so the purposeful line and color work fits very well here.  The sharp character work is particularly nice, adding to the overall real look of the story.

This first issue has presented a good start to what could be a very strong series.  With the huge cliffhanger you’d expect to be left with at the end, it gives readers all the more reason to continue on.  I would definitely be interested in seeing the follow up, and would suggest this be on your read list.

For more on Butterfly or other Boom titles, check out Boom! Studios.

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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