The newest issue of one of Images headline titles is hitting a comic shop near you this week. But is it worth it the trip?
Here is the synopsis from Image:
When one of the members of the 1960s teen team, The Young Americans is murdered, it’s time for a reunion! But, it’s not a social call, as Suprema and Twilight atack Operation: Bloodstrike!
I went into this book not knowing what to really expect, I haven’t really read a Bloodstrike comic before (sorry fans). So I reviewed this as a stand-alone comic, so it’s a good thing this book starts a new storyline. In this issue a former member of the “Young Americans” super hero team, Kid Achilles, mysteriously dies and his body is given to Project: Born Again, which is also the project our titular heroes are a part of as well. Their base is attacked by another former member of the team, Suprema who has come to retrieve her teammate and they have to fend her off, while finding who is behind the mysterious killing of the “Invulnerable” Kid Achilles.
Tim Seeley scripts the book. This is mostly where the book fails for me; the dialogue sounds like it should be in a B-List action flick than a good story. From that stand point isn’t that bad if that is what the book is trying to accomplish. It has a good chunk of harsh language (Not for the kiddies), which isn’t bad (I mean look at Wolverine) but it’s mostly used to try and make the characters more “badass” and “edgy”, which falls flat. Especially when most of the characters come off as douchebags, I did like Suprema; her dialogue during the fight with the team was the only real good piece of conversation.
The art by Francesco Gaston was nice to look at though. Each character has their own distinct look and colors (with the exception of a few that look like Marvel & DC rip offs). The actions scenes were decent and the characters costumes look nice enough. Going along with the fast pace that the story set up.
While the dialogue is a bit clunky, it’s not really a BAD comic just decent. The art itself makes up for some of the books hang ups, but not by much. If you like just straight action with not a lot of text to slow you down, this is enough to keep you entertained.