Will this comic to enough to entice both new and current Millarworld fans? Or is this buddy time travel series a little too eccentric for the average sci-fi reader? Read on to find out.
The official description from Image:
From MARK MILLAR (Kick-Ass) and SEAN GORDON MURPHY (Punk Rock Jesus) comes a bromance for the ages! Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly are two buddies who love to have fun. They’re also scientific geniuses. When their research leads them to a time-traveling adventure, will they use their knowledge for the good of all mankind? Or use the space-time continuum for their own ends? This is the story of man’s first, televised steps through the time-stream and everything going wrong in the process.
Ever since it was first announced back in November of last year, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of Chrononauts, with the outlined premise, and creative team behind this sci-fi yarn definitely capturing my interest. Getting off to a fabulous start, this opening issue proves that my optimism wasn’t in vain, as though naturally there’s still a lot to be built upon, this initial outing more than entertained, with the fast paced events, and fun character interactions being extremely enticing.
Having proven himself a dab hand at the sci-fi genre with Starlight, Mark Millar once again takes us on an amazing journey, with this fun take on time travel resulting in a somewhat grittier version of Back to the Future meets Bad Boys. What really impressed in this opening issue however, was the dialogue, as given the infinite possibilities open to the writer plot wise, it was nice to have a dynamic introduction to the characters within. The way that Millar closes this opening issue also amazed, as following a fun, entertaining series of events, it was nice to see that things are quickly about to turn serious for our main characters.
One of the things that I’ve loved about Millarworld, is the numerous A-List artists that Millar has found to work alongside him, as though the detailed work of some cause major delay in shipping, the final result usually proves worth it. The latest artist to join the band, is Punk Rock Jesus creator, Sean Murphy, with his rough, yet detailed pencils allowing for an immersive feel. The almost cinematic way that the panels flow from one to another also entices, with the dramatic energy, and lively facial expressions exciting. The colours of Matt Hollingsworth also prove breathtaking, with the soft, yet deep tones helping Murphy’s art pop off the page.
Chrononauts #1 lives up to the high expectations that this fanboy set, as though there’s still a lot to be explored throughout the remaining three parts of this initial four-part mini-series, the entertaining premise certainly has me excited. The fun, dramatic flow also makes it an easy tale to get into, with the science behind this plot never feeling overcomplicated, or overbearing.