BubbleGun #2 Review

After two issues available at local comic shops is this brand new series starting to lose steam, or is it still worth picking up?  Read on to find out.

The official description from Aspen:

They like the tech, but live for the high stakes!

When the gang realized the package they painstaking retrieved could possibly be the most high-tech performance machine on the planet‹and more importantly, a young, kidnapped cyber boy‹the weight of their crime quickly comes into focus. Secrets are revealed, alliances shattered, and one of the team could literally never recover her psyche as the stakes have grown far greater than they could have ever imagined

If you’re interested in high brow science fiction this might not be for you.  If you find yourself looking for an accessible journey with fantastical elements than this creative team has something worthy of your attention.

Mark Roslan pens the script and the series scribe offers a yarn that takes the established elements and wraps them up in what can be described as a coming of age story mixed with advanced components.  To be quite honest I was floored by a lot of the content within these pages as a few of the characterizations succeeded in being appealing but a bit paper thin.  Despite that fact when there needed to be more to our protagonist the details were there, even as she embarked on a chase in the city with the team’s fate at stake.

The out of this world visualizations, courtesy of Mike Bowden, succeed in selling this endlessly engrossing experience.  From the first page to the final panel the illustrations brought forth from this talent’s pencil strokes echo a hyper real version of the world that embraces the zanier elements of the narrative to create something that’s just unique.  There are times where the expressions and bodily movements seem far too over the top, but trust me this minor hiccups do little to hinder an otherwise solid package.

BubbleGun #2 is an engaging adventure that expands on the root elements established by its pilot issue.  In short: this comic comes recommended.

4/5

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