Eve of Extinction (Review) Batter up!
Eve of Extinction
Writers: Sal Simeone & Steve Simeone
Artists: Nik Virella & Isaac Goodheart
Colorists: Nik Virella & Ruth Redmond
Letterer: Ariana Maher
Cover Artist: Maria Nguyen
Published by TKO Studios
It starts with the rain, something that we can only assume is a man-made storm that targets only men with some sort of parasite changing them all into murdering monsters. At one point they theorize that it may go after the testosterone in men. Now there is a lot of moving parts throughout this story. Yes, I know that all the TKO Studios stories up to this point have all been one-shots, but this story feels somewhat different. I could be wrong; it’s happened many times before. This could just be the first chapter of a larger project, or maybe the writers just want you to use your imagination and draw your own conclusions. Either way, this was a very fast-paced and enjoyable story even if plodding at certain points. Sometimes you just don’t know what you think you know, so let us know what you think about Eve of Extinction yourself in the comments below.
Sal Simeone and Steve Simeone co-wrote this slightly different take on a world-ending apocalypse. It reminded me a little of the animated Akira movie in one aspect. See, at one point this story takes a turn where one of the monsters chasing the women and children actually absorbs one of the other creatures that they killed trying to escape, growing massively in size each time this happened much like Tetsuo in Akira. Although I was entertained and would love to see what comes next in the world of Eve of Extinction, I think this is a fine story contained in these six issues that I read. (also available in TPB or digitally) Sal and Steve could easily extend this into an EOE Chapter 2.
Now let’s talk about art, which was excellent art for a horror comic book. This could easily be used as a measuring stick for what art should look like in this type of book. Now I’m not saying by any means that all zombie/mutation horror comics should be illustrated the same exact way, just that should be at least as good or better as Nik Virella and Isaac Goodheart made this book look. To say nothing of the wonderful job Nik Virella and Ruth Redmond did on colors. Nik did do the majority of the work in this book. The main reason it took me so long to read this book was since it’s done in a slightly oversized format you can enjoy their wonderful art in this larger format and you want to take your time from panel to panel.
Eve of Extinction is now on sale as well as three other TKO Presents Wave 2 books in the collectors’ box with six oversized issues, oversized trade paperback, or digitally. Right at their website TKOPresents.com, This is the first company to offer stories in this binge format directly to the consumer not to mention if you buy digitally you can actually save money unlike most that charge us the exact same amount whether its physical copy or digital. Please don’t forget that you can read every single first issue from any TKO series for free right on their website too. This story was high energy and fast-paced through most of the series. Like I said if this is going to be a continuing series this was a good start however this was far from the best of this genre that I’ve read this year but all in all a good solid read. Let me know what you think of it in your comments below. Please Like, Comment, Share and as always Keep, it Geek!