Rating: 3.5/5 – An alien invasion story that will hopefully provide a “twist”.
Creators J. Bone and James Robinson are two creators who’s work I really enjoy, so when I saw this book announced I was pretty excited. The Saviors sets up a story that so far is pretty similar to other stories in this genre that we’ve seen before. I’m curious to see how this story evolves and how it will differ from other books and stories that carry this similar theme. I’m confident that we will with the creators involved, the main character is pretty endearing so that’s a good start.
That main character is Thomas Ramirez. He’s a bit of a slacker and at first comes off as a character that you wouldn’t necessarily like. He’s “hardly” working at a gas station, smokes pot on his breaks, and doesn’t have much motivation to do more. As the issue goes by he becomes more and more like-able. Although he’s not motivated to do great things, he’s happy in his place in life. He enjoys his job, he enjoys his town, and he’s content with his simple life. All that changes when he sees an alien, which you can see on the cover.
The art by J.Bone is cartoony and stylistic. I’m really enjoying this art as not only is it cartoony, but it has a lot of detail as well. Bone makes you feel the small town vibe and it actually feels like a real place. His alien is a bit frightening which is a nice change to the peaceful setting of the town and the look of the main character and the townspeople. This book has a unique feel to it and I’m looking forward to seeing more of Bone’s art in future issues. The books looks to be set to explore an alien invasion and that’s where I’m hoping the book will provide a twist to make this alien invasion different. For right now, it’s not clear yet what makes this book different and unique…except for the art.
Reviewed by: Shawn Hoklas – firstname.lastname@example.org
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