Co-writer/Creator: Eric J Cockrell
Co-writer/Creator: Gene Hoyle
Pencils/Inks: Greg Woronchak
Colors: Avery Ferdinand
Letterer: Michael Waggoner
Editor: Chuck Pineau
Release Date: Currently on Kickstarter
Strange things are said to occur two miles below the surface of the Archuleta Mesa in Dulce, New Mexico at the mysterious Dulce Base. Is it everything they say, or is it worse?
Marcus begins his first day at the mysterious base. With reptilians, fear deities, chimera, monsters, and a variety of races of aliens as friends; who needs enemies? Well, of course there’s one of those too!
If you know either of the creators of this comic, you’ll have seen all of the hype that they’ve been building up over the past few months. They’ve built Twitter and Instagram accounts to levels that this girl can only dream of and they’ve done it completely with the quality of this book. After a bit of whining, they agreed to give me a copy so I could see if all the hype was really worth the backing. Turns out…it really is. So, let’s break it down:
This is a great introduction comic to what I can just tell is going to be a fun new universe to play in. There are monsters and aliens, and what appears to be a token human who has to figure everything out. The “cast members” each have their own distinct personalities that you pick up on right away and that can be tough to do in a single issue, let alone a few panels. These guys pull it off without any issues. The story is well paced and pulls you in just enough that you know you’re going to want to pick up future issues to see what happens after….well now, can’t tell you that…spoilers after all…
Finding something bad was a bit of a stretch, but I worked hard for y’all and found two tiny, super nitpicky things. The first are the facial expressions of our main character on page 10. They feel a bit off for me. The other? The one character’s font when he’s talking is different than the main chatter font. I took this to mean that he was thinking to himself or perhaps muttering. That’s it. That’s all I’ve got.
This comic has the potential to be one that I eagerly await each issue which isn’t something I can say about a lot of comics. I’m so busy these days that I rarely have the time to sit down with them, let alone review them. This one? Well, the Kickstarter still has 3 weeks to go and I’m ready for issue #2. Hopefully this funds without any issues and the guys can get to work on the following issues so that we can all get our eager hands and eyes on them.
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.