No World Vol 1 #1

They exist in the all-new ASPEN UNIVERSE…yet belong to NO ONE! Enter a brand-new phase in Aspen’s growing collection of thrilling series, as characters from our most critically-acclaimed titles unite—EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS, Soulfire’s MIYA, the supernatural vigilante DELLEC, along with an exciting new cast of characters come together in this altogether different story–yet one thing is certain—their respective lives are in no less danger! A mysterious conglomerate has emerged on the scene with a sinister purpose—the incorporation of pure evil on a scale never seen before! But, will this collection of unstable personalities come together as friends to defeat this new adversary—or will they instead battle as foes?! Find out in this new Aspen Comics title ready to tip the scales on everything you thought you knew about the Aspen Universe!

While I’ve only scraped the surface of it, what I have explored of the Aspen Universe has been quite good. That being said, it’s unfortunate that I haven’t had the chance to check out more. This is especially true going into issue one of No World having almost no grasp on what leads up to it.

My disclosure of being at a loss aside, here’s what I can tell you based on reading and the summary above. Following an unusual murder spree flash mob, Executive Assistant Iris arrives in a remote diner, seemingly trying to recruit Miya (from Soulfire). While discussing the flash mob situation being shown on the news, they are attacked, forcing Miya to reveal her true powers. Right at the end, Dellec joins the party with a very flashy entrance.

Even though I haven’t had a whole lot of exposure to artwork in these books, what I have seen has consistently been fantastic. It seems only natural that this book would probably follow suit and it does. Pencil work is always clean, colors are always bold with the right amount of flair, and pages are easy to follow even during action.

What makes it tough to really enjoy this book is not knowing the characters well, or at all beforehand. That doesn’t make this a bad opener to a new storyline, but definitely not a good place to start out. If you finished Revelations and at least know some of the cast members, you should be checking this out, but likely pass otherwise.

For more information on No World or other Aspen titles, check out Aspen 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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