Bonehead #1 Review
Written By: Bryan Hill
Illustrated By: Rhoald Marcellius
Colored By: Sakti Yuwono
Cover Artist: Rhoald Marcellius
Lettered By: Imam Eko & Jaka Ady
Graphics By: Comolo
Editor: Elena Salcedo
Producer: Sunny Gho
Publisher: Image Comics
This book, to me, was very anime-ish, but I liked it. It seemed to work, even though it was a little light on the story. There were hints of a bigger picture towards the end, and it kept me interested enough to want to see more. The whole hijacking the helmet video feed for a futuristic YouTube style live audience, and out-running the law, was just a little passe to me. A little more back story on why they’d even want to do this in the first place, or at least some elements to make it more interesting for the reader. The settings reminded at times of Akira and the art helped with that.
Bryan Edward Hill scripted this book for Image/Top Cow, and at first glance I thought it looked very cool, but when I started to read it, I was pretty disappointed. Bryan didn’t grab my attention until the half way point of the book. Sorry, but if I was checking out on the shelf at a local shop, I might have skipped this one after flipping through just at first glance. I really hope he can kick it up a notch in issue 2. I hope this isn’t his best, because if it is, I fear for the Titans TV Series he’s a writer for.
Rhoald Marcellius was the only constant in this new series. Most of his work was great. It looked like I said, just like scenes almost out of the Akira books, and that speaks volumes to Rhoald’s artistic ability. The art actually seemed to improve as the book progressed, of that, at least, I am happy.
I really wanted to love this book, and just from the cool cover art and layout, I thought I would…until I started to read it, and it was just alright. The art was definitely the glue that held this issue together. I don’t know what else to say, except that I’m intrigued enough to at least check out the next issue and hope this team can kick this book into overdrive.
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