Takedown

Officer Josiah Bledsoe is one of the toughest cops in the
Department of Adjudication. But his limits will be tested with the return to
Earth of the Star Corps traitor who ruined his dreams, and is now the right
hand of the dreaded Nebula Empire! Be here for the TAKEDOWN of a lifetime!
Start with a badass cop. 
Toss in the person he hates the most and an evil empire.  Mix together with a futuristic setting and
you will have a recipe for sci-fi adventure. 
In this case, the exact result that you get is Takedown.  Depending on your taste in books, results may
vary.
I have to be totally honest that the first thing which stuck
out for me was the curiously similar look to Judge Dredd.  That’s not necessarily a bad reference point,
but it’s nearly too obvious.  Getting
past that almost blatant parallel, the story is pretty decent, albeit cut and
dry.  As the summary fittingly states, it’s
Bledsoe vs the person who destroyed his future and the empire is a bonus to go
down as well.  Past that though, the
synopsis pretty much wraps up what you’ll read.
The artwork is overall pretty clean, but at times can be a
little tough to follow.  I’ve grown more
accustom to black and white art lately, so that doesn’t pose here an issue per
se.  With it being a sci-fi type book
though, it would have been more fun to see some of the scenes had they been in
color.
With this being a one-shot, there is the possibility of perhaps getting more to it, especially with the ending.  Altogether this wasn’t a half bad book, but it didn’t really sell me by the end.  If there turns out to be more, I would at least give it a look to see where they go with it.

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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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