Control #1 (of 6) Review
Written by Andy Diggle and Angela Cruickshank
Art by Andrea Mutti
Colors by Vladimir Popov
Lettering by Simon Bowland
Published by Dynamite Comics
Kate Burnham is a Detective-Sergeant for the Washington DC Police Department. She is threatened to become a scapegoat when a routine homicide investigation goes seriously wrong. Ties are discovered that reach up the highest echelons of the DC elite. She has two options. Make it go away, or they make her go away. There is a massive trickle down effect happening, but what happens when that trickle is stopped and sent back up?
Action, crime, violence, murder, this comic sees it all and more. It seems that whatever is hitting that fan is hitting it over and over for Kate, this results in a tireless action packed adventure which leaves you guessing at every turn of the page what will happen next.
The art of the comic works intensely with shadows, darkness and yellow. It really creates an aura of focus around the most important details and subject matters of the story. The imagery’s grimness reflects the current emotions at heart of the story. This isn’t your run of the mill comic, far from it, the art and color take on a life of their own to add a dramatic extra layer to the story.
The comic does not come with any extra’s as one might expect in a comic of this size (154 pages). But it does not really matter. Because what is more preferable? Ten additional pages of story or ten pages of art galleries? Of course I appreciate both and value both just the same. But with this story any and every added page is a real bonus.
I say, if you are a fan of adventurous and murderous comic then you won’t regret picking this one up. It almost has a feel of a tv series to it. Not something I often say about a comic. Do yourself a favor, go pick it up, you can thank me later.