Centipede #1

Writer: Max Bemis
Art: Eoin Marron

Based on the classic Atari game! When a terrifying creature from beyond the stars attacks his planet, Dale’s journey begins. But he is not out to save his world. It is already too late for that. As the lone survivor, the only thing he wants is revenge!

Writer Max Bemis (Worst X-Man Ever, Foolkiller) and artist Eoin Marron (Sons of Anarchy Redwood Original) bring you a tale of survival and vengeance like you’ve never seen before.

Centipede is a part of Dynamites current line of comics based on old Atari games.  Their first one, Swordquest, I reviewed the first issue and found it interesting how they tackled the plot for that game.

http://geekorama.alt-world.com/swordquest-1/

Now for Centipede I will admit I always assumed it was a sci-fi plot to the game fighting like space bugs and such, but imagine my surprise it’s actually about an elf using magic to fight evil bugs in the forest.

http://www.atariage.com/comics/comic_thumbs.html?MagazineID=44

The comic goes for a more sci-fi story with a weird tie to Earth where Centipede is still a game but on this other planet Centipede are alien invaders.  All that really doesn’t really matter because the lead, and really only, character just rambles on and on for most of the comic.  I can’t tell if it’s meant to be scary, that the character is insane, is it meant to be funny, a parody maybe?

All I can tell is honestly the writing comes across as incoherent and I have no interest in what happens to the lead character of where the plot goes at all.

The art is fine and works well with this apocalyptic landscape but it’s not enough for me to admire the art and ignore the confusing first issue.

I give this a 2 out of 5 but that’s mainly due to the art.  I can’t make heads or tales of the story.

If you want to read more about this comic go to – Dynamite

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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