Fracture Vol 1

It’s a story of Good vs. Evil, wrapped within one person’s soul. Taking place in the city of Lower Triton, the city’s greatest hero, Virtue, its nastiest villain, Malice, and a run-of-the-mill guy named Jeff have something extremely important in common. They’re all the same guy — and none of them knows it…until now! It’s only when Jeff stumbles upon Malice’s diabolical plan to murder Virtue, he has to step in way over his head, to try to save himself — all three of himself — from himself!

There have definitely been some interesting hero titles coming from Action Lab lately that I’ve read.  We’ve seen everything from a heroic team of cats, to super powered private eyes.  This time, we take a look at a a young man’s struggle being both the good and bad guy in volume one of Fracture.

Jeff seems like a typical guy living out his life with nothing all that special going on.  That however is far from true as he finds himself waking in separate occasions to embodying both the city’s biggest villain and also it’s hero.  After working out the situation with a friend and using clues in his apartment, he comes realize he has three personalities.  Trying to juggle even another life you weren’t aware of is hard enough, but to have two others and superpowered ones is just crazy.  It takes everything he can to try and work out how to deal with this, but the struggle is far from over.

The other half of the book aka the artwork was all around decent.  It was consistent in how cleanly it told the story visually, but just never really popped for me.  There were some areas that were done quite nice, yet others just felt a bit empty comparatively.

The concept of someone having split personalities like this is definitely something different that’s for sure.  I wasn’t really grabbed by it though even being the first full volume.  I’m vaguely curious to see what happens in the next books, but won’t be really in a rush to check it out.

For more on Fracture or other Action Lab books, check out Action Lab.

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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