Indie Smash or Grab Review of SFC #2
Story by: Marcel Dupree, John Griz, Julien Kohlman, and Guido Martinez
Art by: Lucas Perdomo
Colors by: Marco Pagnotta
Letters by: Brant Fowler
Cover by: Joel Cotejar and Marco Pagnotta
Variant Cover by: Fredrico Sabbatini and Chiara Miriade
Join the superpowered cast of wrestlers inside SFC. What is the SFC? Well, it’s the Super Fighting Championship, of course. The organization that brings super fights between super humans to your viewing pleasure! Take a peek behind the curtains as two of SFC’s wrestlers get the smackdown early on in this issue. This leaves the owners Samson and Ethan in their own fight to salvage their franchise. The answer to their situation resides in a tournament between their hardest hitting superstars to see who will stand victorious. Issue 2 picks up where the first issue left off, except this time we start to see the turmoil the SFC is under. One veteran wrestler is planning to retire and hopes to go out bit amidst the happenings of issue #1. Meanwhile, other wrestlers don’t seem to be taking the state of the SFC seriously, and even others are facing their own options on how their career is going to go.
SFC’s team of creators comes out of the corner ready for a fight! Leaping into the indie comic scene with a large roster of superpowered wrestlers that are sure to have you rooting for one of your favorites. The commentary is upbeat and reads just as you would expect a commentator to sound. I will say that I enjoyed the matches immensely in how they play out and I enjoyed reading the action as it unfolded. That, for me, is where the strength of the issue lies. The same goes for issue 2 as well, except this time we see some more character development between the wrestlers and the SFC owners.
The artwork is clean and the panel layouts are appreciative of the reader. By that, I mean that each sequence is laid out to complement the action well. The colors are bright and really carry that “larger than life” feel. Clean cut and to the point there is little distracting from each character and I absolutely love the character design. Each character is uniquely different and comes together as an impressive assortment of superpowered superstars.
While I loved the action that SFC brings, the story behind the scenes seems to be a little less thought out than the matches themselves. It almost seems like a commercial break between matches is issue #1. For a standard comic book length, I would have liked to see a little more development and backstory for the first issue. I just didn’t get the depth that I feel could have really contributed to each of the characters and drive what the creators are trying to be portrayed. That being said, SFC #2 makes the first issue seem like a filler match compared to the “Title Match” feel of the second. Richer character buildup, more emotions flaring up, and now that I have a grip on a couple of the characters in the SFC I found myself rooting for the outcomes of both the matches and the behind-the-scenes shenanigans.
SFC #2 can easily be joined without the first issue, which makes it an easy pickup for anyone just tuning in to the match. However, I would recommend the first issue just for the action alone! I would definitely recommend this be a tag-team pick up for the upcoming Kickstarter as the writing, the artwork, and the characters are sure to keep rising up the ranks of success!! A definite Grab in my opinion SFC can be the champion it’s training for. I can’t wait to see what the Pay-Per-View is going to offer!