1st Issue Fetish – The Terrifics #1 by Reis and Lemire (DC Comics)

The Terrifics #1 |
By: Ivan Reis and Jeff Lemire |
Published: Feb 28, 2018 by DC Comics |


Spinning out of DC Comics’ DARK NIGHTS: METAL event, as well as the publisher’s THE NEW AGE OF HEROES initiative (which is the launching pad for a number of all-new series featuring all-new characters or traditionally underused characters) comes THE TERRIFICS.

This new series stars the super-genius Mr. Terrific, the now Nth-metallic Metamorpho, the funny and ever-elastic Plastic Man, and the intangible Phantom Girl. They are a newly-formed team of unlikely allies and must rely on one another to make their way back home. Bound together by fate — literally by a tragic accident — and united by the spirit of exploration and hope for tomorrow. A startling revelation on their return trip brings them face-to-face with a new mystery. What is that mystery? Well, let’s just say the last page has a cameo by a certain Doc Savage-inspired action hero who’s lost somewhere in the known/unknown universe.

This first issue is a throw-you-in-the-middle-of-it, straight-ahead comic that sets the stage nicely for what looks to be an action-packed cosmic, inter-dimensional, portal-propelled, mutltiverse misadventure series. It’s got a few tropes borrowed from Marvel Comics’ classic first family comic, the FANTASTIC FOUR (only with less bickering).

I don’t think anyone would call this a ground-breaking first issue, though. And it’s not the collection of second-and-third-string characters that are the problem. It’s just the paint it by-the-numbers plot, when you would think a comic with a cosmic, weird-science-y concept and premise like this one would have a more epic feel to it. Additionally the plot moves too swift for any deep character work (which I concede can be typical of first issues). Still, the issue does manage to be entertaining even if ultimately a little underwhelming.

My overall impression is that with a little more seasoning I think DC and storytellers Ivan Reis and Jeff Lemire could have a sleeper hit series on their hands, but only if they truly develop the characters and ramp-up the epicness of the plots.

Rating: 3.0 / 5 | Sticking with it?: Unlikely.

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The Haul, Y’all – 2/28/2018

#WednesdayWarrior #NCBD #FetishFix #TheHaul

Over the last few months I had downgraded my Wednesday Warrior status to more of a monthly endeavor due to a focus on reading novels (because, y’know, there’s only so many hours a fella can devote to his favorite activity as a bookworm). At any rate, here is the complete haul for the month of February.

~ 1st Issue Fetish Selections: The Terrifics #1, Hit-Girl #1, Rough Riders: Ride or Die #1, Ice Cream Man #1 (also #2), and Abbott #1 (all the store’s copies of #2 were damaged in transit, unfortunately).

~ Fetish Faves: Saga #49, Kill or Be Killed #16, Lazarus: X+66 #6, Lazarus Sourcebook #3: Vassalovka, Redneck #10.

~ Other Haul Regulars: The Defenders #10, Jessica Jones #17, Savage Dragon #231, Extremity #11 and Smoke Town #6.

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FAILSAFE from Vault Comics | Preview

Vault Comics is another new publisher I’m interested in thanks to their FAILSAFE comic. Issue #1 has enticed me to check out #2 in May.

Copy from the publisher:

Failsafe

When he executed the last nanotech-enhanced super soldier, John Ravane thought that was the end of the haywire Insurgence Program. Ten years later, in the wake of social unrest, its true legacy is revealed. As sleeper agents scattered throughout the country activate, Ravane must stand between a government he cannot trust and the soldiers he once hunted.

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Creators:

  • J. DeSanto
  • Federico Dallocchio
  • Todd Farmer

Writers:

  • J. DeSanto
  • Todd Farmer

Penciller/Inker/Colorist:

  • Federico Dallocchio

 

Comic Book Fetish Pull List | February 2017

~ For February 2017 ~

DC & VERTIGO
Frostbite #6 (of 6)
The Wild Storm #1

IMAGE
Birthright #22
The Fix #8
Green Valley #5 (of 9)
Image+ #11
Kill or Be Killed #6
Lazarus #26
Loose Ends #2 (of 4)
Moonshine #5
Paper Girls #11
The Old Guard #1
Sex Criminals #16
Southern Bastards #17

MARVEL
Jessica Jones #5

AFTERSHOCK
Animosity#6
Rough Riders #1

BLACK MASK
The Dregs #2

VALIANT
Savage #4 (of 4)

Z2
Grave Lilies #2

Comic Book Fetish Fave of the Week #5

February 2017 New Comics Week 1 — Paper Girls #11 (Image Comics)

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Story: Brian K. Vaughan
Art: Cliff Chiang, Matt Wilson
Cover: Cliff Chiang
Published: February 1, 2017
Diamond ID: DEC160678

A BOLD NEW STORYLINE STARTS HERE! The Eisner and Harvey Award-winning “Best New Series” from BRIAN K. VAUGHAN and CLIFF CHIANG returns, as Erin, Mac, and Tiff any finally reunite with their long-lost friend KJ…only to encounter some horrifying new threats in an unexpected era.

See more at:

https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/paper-girls-11#sthash.r8yhgOf5.dpuf