Protocol Orphans Vol 1

Grabbed up by the United States government and thrown
into training camps, orphans around the country have been raised to become
America’s next generation of super-spies. Now, as adults, they live among us,
ready for “the family” to call them back into action.
Let’s be honest, the world of spycraft is just really
fun.  The clandestine missions, the cover
identities, the danger at ever y turn. 
Most of the time, this is something we see with hardened, often British
adult men.  What if this is the life you
led from early childhood no matter your gender or place of origin?  That’s the possibility we explore with
Protocol Orphans.
As you might gather from the title, this company of highly
skilled agents is created from that of orphans trained in the art of
espionage.  As often shown, there is no
mercy, no second chances.  You learn, you
do, or you die.  After an unfortunate
incident on a recent training mission, one team in this “family” and their “dad”
find themselves in a bit of family drama so to speak.  Like any good spy thriller, it involves
backstabbing and a thirst for revenge to right things in the end.
With an endless amount of high speed, guns blazing,
explosive action, there was an equal amount of great artwork.  It was right in your face, leap off the page
art with really impressive illustrations and gorgeous colors.  The story was intense and all of the visuals
kept right with it, delivering a strong book. 
You need to really feel the rush in something like this and that was
successful here.
The only disappointment that comes to mind with this book
is that it was a limited series run.  The
premise was fun, and both the writing and art were solid.  I won’t keep my hopes up, but maybe they’ll
decide to do more with it.  If not, we at
least have this to enjoy and I think it should definitely be picked up.
For more on Protocol Orphans or other Boom titles, check
out Boom! Studios.


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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