Rating: 4/5 – A super-hero team with a lot hidden below the shiny exterior.
by ComicSpectrum reviewer Shawn Hoklas
Image seems to be firing on all cylinders lately with what feels like an exciting new series getting launched each and every month. EGOs continues that trend with a first issue that’s extremely entertaining and takes you in a direction at the end that I just didn’t see coming. Although the art goes from hyper-detailed to a bit plain at times, it never took away from my overall enjoyment of this issue.
The art is handled by newcomer Gus Storms. Although he’s had little published work before this first issue of EGOs, you wouldn’t be able to tell from the opening pages. Storm’s art seems to be influenced a bit by Invincible’s Ryan Ottley with a somewhat looser feel to it. His lines don’t always seem to connect, which gives his characters a less serious and more cartoony feel. It works for this story, but at times some of the panels and pages look rushed. When you look at the opening few pages the art is detailed and exciting, but when you get to the last page, although the cliffhanger is exciting and unexpected, the art comes off lacking that same level of detail.
Writer Stuart Moore takes the idea of a superhero team and spins it in his own creative direction. The main character Deuce and his wife are putting together a group of superheroes that could compare to DC’s Legion of Superheroes. As they put together this new team of heroes, there’s a lot of story underneath the shiny exterior of this new team. Deuce is not exactly what he seems, there’s a girl on a dead planet that feels the call of this new EGO team, and there’s a super villain galaxy called the Masse who’s killing off the old team. A lot of ideas are presented in this first issue and I’m on-board for what’s coming next. Image can potentially have another hit on their hands with this title, assuming all these ideas can come together.
Reviewed by: Shawn Hoklas
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