Dry Spell 1

Tom Ferris lives in a world of costumes and wonder.  Figures streaking across the sky, hurling
themselves over rooftops at night.  They
are everywhere.  They are common.  But Tom doesn’t notice that world
anymore.  His world is made up of
spreadsheets, phone bills, software, coffee, collared shirts.
When a coworker takes an interest in Tom, a chain of events
begins to unfold…
Imagine what it must be like to have super powers, and the
life you lead holding such responsibility if you chose to use them for good.  What happens if you wanted out though and
just desired to live normally day to day? 
If you actually managed to escape the spotlight, what would happen if
you got dragged back in?  These are just
the kind of questions that Dry Spell looks to give answers to.
Poor guy just wanted to be an average Joe, or average Tom if
you will.  He somehow pulled it off and
has stayed under the radar for quite some time. 
All this pans out until a curious coworker with a good eye catches on to
who Tom is, or was at least.  Urging him
to meet up with others like themselves, a downward spiral begins that he may
not be able to get out of.
The artistic approach that the first issue has gone with is
interesting.  Most of the book you’ll see
the pages use a very monotone scheme, but not black and white.  There were a few choice pages that had a
vibrant color assortment, and that was a great decision.
I’ve always appreciated taking the usual superhero scenario
and coming at it from a different direction. 
This first issue has done a nice job setting up a whirlwind of events as
Tom’s plan to stay away from that part of his life crumbles.  I’d most definitely suggest grabbing this
book and seeing just where it goes.
For more information on Dry Spell or other Danger Zone
titles, check out Action Lab/Danger Zone.


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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