FURIOUS #1 Review

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Is there really enough originality in this piece to justify its existence? Read on to find out.

The official description from Dark Horse:

Staring into a fractured mirror of her life, the world’s first superhero, Furious, seeks to atone for her past sins by doling out rage-fueled justice! But the spotlight of our celebrity-obsessed media threatens to undo her noblest efforts and expose her true identity before she can achieve redemption!

Furious 1_CWhat I love most about this hard-hitting but honest interpretation of the standard superhero, is that we get to see someone who’s not seeking the right thing for the normal reasons but rather her own ends. She’s not an anti-hero in the truest sense of the term but she is someone who’s struggling with who and what she can be. A troubled past combines with a complicated present yielding a striking narrative that’s going to get people talking.

I tip my hat to Bryan J.L. Glass, because this talented scribe has delivered one absolutely fascinating script. He’s crafted a protagonist that may not be the hero the world needs, but one that’s like a genuine interpretation of the human condition. Acting as both social commentary and personal entry, this journey takes Cadence Lark to new heights while shinning light her own personal lows. It’s a complex, painful and even inspiring trip that stumbles slightly on some small off moments of dialogue. All thing considered the author successfully wins me over by the time this romp reaches its end.

When it comes to the visual component of this saga, there needed to a clear but chaotic hand that steered the ship. And the text was rewarded with Victor Santos, who skillfully showed his style in this first outing. His renditions of our protagonist, the evolution therein, was concrete and clear but there were moments where it became somewhat confusing. Sill the bulk of the display more than worked with the text to properly cement the strength of this start.

Furious #1 may not be what my fellow fanboys and fangirls expect, but rest assured this is quality entertainment that comes recommended.

4/5

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