Think Tank #1 Review

Is this comic book about a rogue genius a smart buy?  Read on to find out.

The official description from Image:


Dr. David Loren is many things: child prodigy, inventor, genius, slacker… mass murderer. When a military think tank’s smartest scientist decides he can no longer stomach creating weapons of destruction, will he be able to think his way out of his dilemma or find himself subject to the machinations of smaller men?

No matter who you are, everyone on some level goes through life with their blinders on.  But eventually something might happen that forces people to see the truth of their existence and when that moment occurs everyone handles it differently.  That’s the heart of this little romp, and despite some pacing issues this first release successfully builds off of its newly established premise.

Matt Hawkins pens a script that yields a likeable protagonist who’s on the verge of self discovery.   It’s as if Dr. David Loren has known for awhile that he hasn’t been a genuinly good person, but he’s just now getting to the point where he can honestly face that fact.  With some solid dialogue and a pace that can drag at times, this narrative gets more things right than it does wrong.  It refreshingly offers readers a book that’s not about the action but rather the character journey.

Rahsan Ekedal handles the art, and his visual style fits the script quite well.  His strong line work guides an unsure hero down a path fraught with dynamic panels and a fully realized world.  There are times where the consistent quality drops off a bit but for the most part this art is functional and ready to go.

Think Tank #1 offers a character piece that’s told through a solid narrative that’s complemented by good art.  It’s not without it’s share of minor problems but as first issues go, this comic book came out well enough to warrant a purchase.  Recommended.



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