OG Review: VILLAINS SEEKING HERO #1
Villains Seeking Hero #1
Writer: Louis Southard
Penciller/Inker/Colorist: Ben Matsuya
Letterer: Buddy Beaudoin
Publisher: Action Lab Entertainment
Villains Seeking Hero is a book set from the standpoint of Collin, a villain whose job in life is to go out and get his ass handed to him by the local heroes. With not a lot of success heading his way, he’s thrown into a super-villain group to help him out. Of course, he doesn’t want to be on a team and even worse, his team, the Frightening Five, only has three members. It’s going to go downhill from there for Collin, also known as Master Molecule. He’s not looking to lead and just wants to do his thing.
The first issue of Villains Seeking Hero was a humorous one. It had the right visual style to encompass the wordplay and matched the tone perfect. It’s a fairly straight-forward story but throwing in some good bits of humor always helps. Plus, it wasn’t the fastest read, which I appreciate.
As far as the art goes, I did like the overall look of the book. Ben Matsuya has the task of handling all the visuals on this and I thought his art was clean, consistent and with the proper coloring to it, made for a nice looking book. Buddy Beaudoin’s lettering finishes everything up quite nice. One thing that I do want to say about Matsuya’s art here is that while it’s not my favorite style to look at, I did think the costume designs were pretty decent. Not too simple, not overly done.
It’s good to know that there’s still some books coming out right now, and Villains Seeking Heroes is a good one to pick up. Part super-villain story and part comedy, it has the right stuff to entertain today’s comic reader. While much of the industry is on hiatus, Action Lab has released this first issue of Villains Seeking Hero, along with issues 2 through 5 onto Comixology.
VILLAINS SEEKING HERO #1