Shea, Timothy – Hope 7 #1
Hope 7 #1
Once again, I need to explain something before I review the comic. This is issue #1, true, but it comes after a three issue mini-series (even though two of those issues were published in the same comic to cut costs). Got that? The first two issues were drawn by Ed Loven and the third issue (and this issue) were drawn by Darryl Sheakley. It’s not a good sign if you can’t even get the same guy to finish a mini series, but I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and say that there were legitimate reasons that he couldn’t do so. The problem is that I got used to the other artist and, well, he’s just better. That’s purely subjective, of course, but there you have it. Don’t get me wrong, Darryl isn’t a bad artist, I just don’t think he’s suited for this project. He has a wonderfully fluid style that would be much better suited to stories that were less about humans. Or maybe he’s just fine and I can’t get over the fact that I liked the other guy better, it’s up to you to figure out. Regardless, the writing is great and the story is interesting, even if I have trouble telling what’s going on here and there. It’s the end of the world and there are only a few people left, along with a crazy lady and a bunch of giant dogs. That’s boiling it down to its bare bones, and that doesn’t really do it justice. You should check out the website to see what it’s about. The picture does look better in the comic than it did in my scanner, naturally, but check out that kiss to see what I mean about the art.