The Biggest Bang #1 Review
The Biggest Bang #1
Writer: D.J. Kirkbride
Art: Vassilas Gogtzilas
Cover: Vassilis Gogtzilas (regular and subscription variant)
Well, Biggest Bang is something different. I’ll let you decide if it’s a good different or not. Quick warning: I did not read Bigger Bang, so I am going in totally new to the stories and the characters.
We have Cosmos, a being of cosmic powers, who traverses the galaxy with his new friend Captain Wyan, to right wrongs and keep the peace all over the multiverse. Sounds like fun, right? It kinda is. Nice to see alien species working together. For now. After all these times of peace Cosmos and Wyan’s work is not done. A new presence has landed on the planet Voltrax 3, claiming Cosmos to be their god. That always ends so well for heroes and their friends.
This book isn’t so bad. I do like the budding romance between Captain Wyan and Cosmos. He seems like her teacher and guardian, but I know its more than that. Plus, I love comic book romance. I find this story pretty easy to follow. Not many questions to be answered, but I can always go back and read Bigger Bang to get some answers. A good story should always be easy to follow, so Kirkbride delivered on that front. I also noticed that there wasn’t a lot of big dramatic moments in this book. There was plenty of action and emotion, but it wasn’t over the top and it didn’t seem like it needed a lot of drama. The writing is like space, calm but buzzing with activity if you looked deeper into it. I hope that makes sense.
Speaking of looking deeper, I am constantly reminded that our heroes have deep pasts, memories, and maybe even secrets. I do feel drawn to Captain Wyan,because badass, compassionate female characters are my thing. However, I am feeling a connection to Cosmos because I want to know more about him and his universe destroying birth. This is another reason for me to pick up the previous story. Maybe I just like emotional sappy stories. The sad, but smiling sole survivor. The character who desperately wants to be good. The lover who can’t even touch each other. Don’t worry, I won’t turn on the waterworks.
I feel like I can be a bit harsh on art, but I just can’t help it with this book. Remember, I didn’t read Bigger Bang, so I don’t know what the art was like. Upon opening this book, I was surprised by how much I really did not like the look of it. The anatomy was off, the lines aren’t neat, and every page looks like someone’s napkin doodles. Going through, I found a lot of it bearable, and other parts I actually liked. If it weren’t for the colors or the backgrounds, then I would never look at this art again. Scribbles are everywhere, the art looks unfinished, it bleeds out of the panels, and looks like a rushed job. Sorry, Gotgzilas, but your art looks really messy to me.
This book isn’t all bad. I now want to read Bigger Bang, not just to answer some of the questions I have in this book, but to actual read and study it. Yes, my comic book reading is methodical. Mixed feelings are continuing to grow by the end of this book. I know art isn’t everything, but art is my life. Biggest Bang does seem to have a decent story, so I think I’ll stay on.