Venture 1

Down-on-his-luck reporter Reggie Baxter has stumbled onto one of the greatest secrets of all time…superpowered high school history teacher Joe Campbell! But who is Joe Campbell and more importantly, how rich will Reggie become by blackmailing him?

Well, it looks like something I guessed before might just very well be true.  I thought Action Lab was really amping up the superhero collection, and we have a new one.  This one is approaching it more from the view of someone else in this world though.  Or so that’s the direction it felt like they are going in with the first issue of Venture.

Although we open up to a robbery that is foiled by a mysterious, glowy superpowered good guy, he isn’t the focus.  At least not yet.  Rather, we look into the less than glamorous life of reporter Reggie Baxter.  He’s really trying to catch his big break, although with his more X-file type photos, it isn’t happening.  That opportunity may soon come, as after being rescued by the previously mentioned mystery man aka history teacher Joe Campbell, he realizes he snagged a perfect shot.

The art side of things has started off pretty solid so far, showing us this new universe where we have superpowered people.  The star of the artistic show was definitely the superpowers, both good and bad, that we saw here.  It’s hard to say just how much we’ll see of all sorts of cool looking powers, but what we got so far certainly looked awesome.

With the little we know about this high school teacher by day, superhero by night, it leaves you curious to read on and know more.  I also want to see just what happens of this opportunity that Reggie lands and how much he’ll take advantage of it.  As a new superhero book that doesn’t rely on them completely, it seems like it could be a good title to get into.

For more information on Venture 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 belong to the individual reviewer.

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