The Good:Great story; Garing gets to put his actual vision down in art, coloring, and story; no ads, only $2.99
The Bad:Kind of a slow start, but that makes me feel like it will be winding up to something amazing
Every now and then people who write comics also get to illustrate and color them. Ken Garing got to do just that in Planetoid #1 and I feel like it made the book something it may not have been in another person’s hands. In this issue we follow Silas as he is hurtling towards [...]
Every now and then people who write comics also get to illustrate and color them. Ken Garing got to do just that in Planetoid #1 and I feel like it made the book something it may not have been in another person’s hands. In this issue we follow Silas as he is hurtling towards a planet, unable to pull out of his inevitable crash landing. He ejects to find a post-apocalyptic-looking landscape, similar to that of an abandoned industrial complex. In the hostile environment, he equips a filtration mask and gathers what supplies are salvageable in order to further explore this odd planet. The deeper he explores, the deeper we get into the makeup of the planet which is seemingly an unending tangle of machinery and metal scrap. He encounters life in the form of some lizard type creatures and a hulking worm beast that appears to be bio-mechanical. Soon he encounters another man who provides him shelter. We find out this man’s name is Mendel and he (as well as some other humans) have been on the planet for some time. They discuss their pasts (Silas’ being rather dark) and end with Mendel telling Silas there is no way off the planet.
This is a wonderfully dark sci-fi type story with an awesome backdrop for huge fucking badass monsters and battles. I can see no real downside to this issue (perhaps that it has a slow buildup?) and actually can’t wait for the next issue so I can see where this is going. Garing gets full creative control and can better put his vision down in art as well as story making for a great read all around. For those who like science fiction type reads, you will probably dig this. For those who like big battle type books, I am sure this will fit your needs within a few issues. Either way, I can nearly guarantee that you will like this book.