Power Cubed #1 (Dark Horse)


Rating: 4.5/5 – Fun Coming of Age Story With Great Art.
by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall.

Aaron Lopresti is handling writing and art on this series, and doing a great job of it.  It’s a story of an 18-year old, Kenny, who is given a power cube that can rearrange matter into anything he can think of.  Of course, there are rules.  Conservation of mass, for one.  The thing he creates will be the same volume of matter as the thing he changed.  Beyond that…well, we’ll find out.

Kenny’s a likable kid.  He has a cute girlfriend, April, who does her best to keep him grounded.  Lopresti does a good job setting up the points of conflict in this debut issue.  As one might expect, there are a number of parties who are interested in a device like the matter re-interpreter.  Lots of introductions and I got a good feeling about each one and their basic character as they were introduced.  Lopresti’s art shines, as people who are fans of his work at Marvel/DC might expect. Facial expressions, body language, and panel-to-panel story flow are all top notch and carried me right through the issue from page 1 to page 22 without missing a beat.  This is one of those comics that I lost myself in and I was in the world of Power Cubed for 15 minutes or so as I read the issue.

If you’re a fan of sci-fi with a slightly humorous twist, don’t miss Power Cubed.  Hopefully it will be available at your shop when you go looking for it.  I’m happy to be supporting Lopresti’s solo effort here, he’s doing a wonderful job so far and I look forward to seeing more of the Federal Bureau of Paranormal Investigation and Galactic Mischief!  Kenny’s got his hands full with all the different factions interested in his cube.

Reviewed by: Bob Bretall
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