Welcome to the Void, Issue 1: Into the Void
Welcome to the Void Issue 1 is the beginning of an ongoing comic book series that revolves around unassuming dishwasher Manny Johannson. Our protagonist quickly finds himself propelled into a dimension known only as The Void, where anything your mind can imagine is possible. He isn’t the only one who knows about it, though. Can he keep others from abusing this power? Can he keep himself from doing the same?
Chuck Pineau – Writer/Creator
Shaun Barbour – Interiors
Kitty Pierce – Colorist
Michael Waggoner – Letterer
Ben Cook – Editor
I don’t want to be too harsh on this book, but I don’t want to damn them with faint praise either.
This is the sort of indie book I would see, and a lot of times pick up in the artists alley of a comic con. I loved finding new books and seeing what people were creating on their own. The only problem with that was is a lot of time the books are rough, and people were still learning various parts of the comic craft.
So, I won’t be nick picking this book apart. The basic gist is it takes 16 pages to get to anything really interesting (which the art really picks up on the last 3 pages). It’s just a long setup about Manny the Dishwasher and he seems to have weird powers (and a crappy life). This is a Kickstarter project and it’s already been funded almost twice over, so there is healthy interest in the book. The price tag of 5$ is inline with most indie comic books of this type. It’s just too costly to get the price any lower.
I wish the book and the creative team all the best in getting their series out, but I would pass on it. That said I would keep an out to see what they make in the future once they hit their stride.
I give it a 2.5 out of 5
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Disclaimer : 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.