World Reader #1 Advanced Review
Writer: Jeff Loveness
Cover: Juan Doe, Elizabeth Torque (Incentive variant)
Artist: Juan Doe
Sarah is not your ordinary astronaut. She’s been tasked with exploring the once known, planets who previously had life. Whats so special about that you may ask? Well she doesn’t just dig up artifacts of alien civilizations long dead. No, she reaches out to lost souls through psychic communication. Seeing the planets and daily life through the eyes of long dead alien creatures trapped in “The Ether”. Sarah’s new mission wasn’t right. She knew something was stopping the souls from reaching out to her. Unfortunately, she found what it was.
I want to start off with the art. Very trippy images and colors. Juan Doe has crafted a beautiful book with bright and bold colors. Sharp inks play a role in giving the pages a sharper look. You should never judge a book by its cover, but that’s exactly what I did and I made a good choice. Every page was wonderful to look at and there is no shortage of detail.
Jeff Loveness is just as trippy as Juan Doe. Space ghosts, world reading, psychic villains may sound like any old sci-fi. However, Jeff Loveness keeps World Reader for from boring and stale. Loveness is already establishing characters that you know we’ll see in the future. Sarah’s unnamed partner is already a favorite of mine. The dialogue between them is natural. Nothing in World Reader is choppy or overwhelming. Neither Loveness or Doe use each other as a crutch. Instead, the writing and art is beautifully crafted and smooth.
I just know World Reader is going to be a great adventure to keep up with. If Juan Doe’s art doesn’t keep you on this book, Jeff Loveness will.