Review – Infinite Dark #1 ‘A Bleak Outlook With Grand Originality.’
Writer: Ryan Cady
Artist: Andrea Mutti
Colors: K. Michael Russell
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Publisher: Image Comics
The Orpheus is a ship that still exists while reality no longer does. No other ship could reach them to survive. The couple of thousand aboard this ship float through the blackness. Led by Security Director Deva Karrell, something
has come up: there has been a serious crime committed, as if floating through nothingness wasn’t bad enough. So if you were
wondering what could possibly make the situation worse, there it is.
It’s part horror and part sci-fi, but it comes off intelligent, dark and quite interesting. Ryan Cady has crafted a great first issue that offers a bleak existence to its characters but offers some high-quality mystery to it. After reading Infinite Dark, I was struck by the fact that even if things are settled, what is there left for these survivors to even go back to? Is there even a happy ending when you’ve met the end of everything already? Infinite Dark comes off very original. And in the way these kind of bleak stories end up the same way, Infinite Dark’s first issue stuck the landing quite well. It’s a bleak outlook with grand originality in it’s delivery of the story.
Along on art is Andrea doing another stellar job. The art and coloring are great and it’s a pretty book to look at. And really,
Mutti does a great job of conveying character emotion and the art style is perfect for a story bleaker by the moment.
My only complaint is that while the story is quite captivating, it wasn’t really the most exciting. Even then, that’s a minor knock
on the overall enjoyment of the story.
Infinite Dark is a book I would recommend for someone looking for something a bit darker than your typical comic story. A dark sci-fi story, a bit slow early on, but in the end, a great first issue.