A Fun Story That Anyone Can Like, Gods And Gears #1 Review
Gods And Gears #1
Writing and Colors: Ryan Winn
Pencils and Inks: Dean Kotz
Letters: Wes Locher
Gods And Gears is set in a world where it’s possible to travel time. Jimmy should have held on a bit better to the ride because now he’s lost in time and to make matters even worse, there’s an army of angry gorilla people on his tale.
It’s a fun story that anyone can like and that’s what matters, plus Winn’s dialogue is nice, in that way where readers of any age can follow the adventure, yet not the most simple so that adults can also enjoy it. The pacing works and while I’m not familiar with Winn writing a lot, he seems to have more than enough skill to craft a likeable story. Also, this is by far the most enjoyable comic I’ve read from Alterna’s line. This isn’t a very complex tale being told but that’s not a necessity of enjoyment.
Alterna isn’t a comic book publisher that has a “house style” to the art that accompanies their books so as a whole, their books all look and feel different. That said, I like what Dean Kotz brought to this book. Gods And Gears looks great and his pencils/inks, I feel, set this book apart from a few of the books put out by Alterna. I am not familiar with letterer Wes Locher but his lettering is top-knotch. Another thing I liked about Gods And Gears is that I felt the cover art really popped. I found it very eye-catching.
It should always be mentioned with an Alterna review that their pricing is king. $1.50 an issue cannot be beat by any publisher, with exceptions like some of Marvel’s True Believer reprints. Still, those issues have been reprinted numerous times in a variety of formats and Alterna is putting their entire line out with this price point. I’ve no idea how it works with getting younger readers, but a slew of their titles are all ages and at this price point, I can’t imagine passing on a quality book like Gods And Gears. As a very fun, pulp-y action story, you’ll get your money’s worth with Gods And Gears.