Elsewhere #1

Story: Jay Faerber
Art / Cover: Ron Riley, Sumeyye Kesgin

COPPERHEAD WRITER JAY FAERBER TEAMS WITH RISING STAR SUMEYYE KESGIN TO UNVEIL ELSEWHERE: THE FANTASTIC STORY OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO AMELIA EARHART! Mysteriously transported to a strange new world filled with flying beasts and alien civilizations, Amelia desperately struggles to return home. Along the way, she forges alliances and makes enemies as she goes from aviator to freedom fighter in a rebellion against a merciless warlord!

Funny note, I actually bought this comic before it was given to me to review.  When I have a light comic week (when not a lot of my regular books haven’t come out) I like to check out what new is out and give it a try.

I saw Elsewhere, saw Jay Faerber’s name and Amelia Earhart on the cover and I was interested.  I didn’t regret that purchase so I was pleasantly surprised to get to review it.

Jay Faerber is an underrated talent in the comic field.  His Nobel Causes books have been good books for years and his current Copperhead series has been doing well.

I will admit that while I did read the first couple of issues of Copperhead, I fell out of the habit of reading them.  Faerber keeps his books fairly clean and straightforward.  Yes, his books still have depth but it’s still direct enough to not get too complicated.  That’s his biggest strength and weakness.  Faerber’s books don’t get bogged down in complex plots that confuse the core of the story, but also that means sometimes his stores lack that emotional punch to hook a reader into keep reading them.

I saw this because Elsewhere while fun is a bit light on impact.  The setup is easy to follow and in turn to enjoy (and the twist at the end is a nice touch) but it’s again light on anything to really pull the reader in deeper.

The art is solid on this book.  This is an alien world that is realistic enough and fluid enough for the action to be enjoyed.  Since flight is an important part of Amelia Earhart, the flying scenes help convey that well enough.

Over all I enjoyed the book and will keep reading it for the foreseeable future.

I give it a 4 out 5.

– If you are interested in this book, See more at: Image Comics

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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