Resistance #1 of 6 (Review) Secrets
Writer: J. Michael Straczynski
Artist: Mike Deodato Jr.
Colorist: Frank Martin
Letterer: Sal Cipriano
Cover Artist: Rahzzah
Publisher: AWA Studios
This book will have you hooked by the first page. A virus that looks like it will end all of humanity. No, not the Coronavirus. From panel to panel we go from country to country being wiped out in Biblical proportions. One of the most exciting first issues I’ve read this year (and there’s been a lot). Not to jump ahead, but the most important thing about this book is reading the letter from writer J. Michael Straczynski at the end. It explains this AWA Universe and how everything is going to fit together. J. Michael Straczynski as you know is infamous with Science Fiction. This is the first story from him that I’ve read in quite some time and he sure hasn’t missed a beat. His letter explains that everything will have repercussions throughout this universe, but you don’t have to read every title, unless you like them because…read what you like. This feels like Harbinger meets Heroes with a touch of Strike Force Moritori. Mix that all together and you have one hell of an epic starting point for this AWA shared universe. Dive in and enjoy they have grade A talent throughout their 2020 series.
J. Michael Straczynski, science fiction author extraordinaire, scripted this exciting title. At first glance, I wasn’t sure, but after a couple of panels I got it! The sense of urgency the entire planet felt at this terrible disaster that had befallen all of mankind. As the story progressed in the first issue you become aware of how things have started to change and that this world-ending virus might not be the worst thing that’s about to happen.
Legendary artist Mike Deodato Jr. puts his superb talents to work in these pages with a hand on colors from Frank Martin, and the final product has such a cool feel. The first page reminds me of a little of Miller’s Dark Knight Returns with multi-panel urgent news panels. However, it flairs out more into his own exciting style. This is a perfect melding between story and art.
For me, this was the perfect building block to launch this new initiative of this huge shared universe. I’m definitely on board for this series. If the other series to come are anything like this then AWA as a publisher will blow up in 2020! I’ve highly recommended this to all my friends and now to you. This is a solid, yet exciting read. A perfect set up/into an issue. The first issue will be on shelves on March 18th, 2020. Request this from your local comic shop or wherever you buy comics with Diamond Codes Issue#1: Jan201608 Issue #1: Variant JAN201609. Please Like, Comment, Share and Subscribe. As always Keep it, Geek!
The perfect building block to launch this new shared universe.