Pros: It’s an Image #1, was there any question whether or not this would be awesome? Other than knowing the high-quality Image Comics consistently pumps out, I had no idea what to expect from this issue.
On top of that, both creators, Stuart Moore and Gus Storms, are new names for me; however, that is going to change. The story opens rather unconventionally–though perfectly–with the epilogue. We view a man, deduction skills greater than that of Sherlock Holmes, brutally murdered by some other-worldly, orb-eque creature (“Oh well, he was kind of a dick anyway.”), but before he is killed, he radios his old team. Cue a series of flashbacks of the once great EGOs (Earth Galactic Operatives) superhero team overlaid with hilarious narration, a wandering child, and a relationship on more than just rocky ground. This issue raises the question: How does Seduction cope with aging? The answer: Not well. The ending actually surprised me, which is something that rarely happens anymore. I couldn’t have been more thrilled with the engaging beginning to a hopefully fantastic series.
And I can’t forget about the art. Gus’ style, similar to Nick Pitarra’s work on The Manhattan Projects, provides this futuristic world with character all of its own. Bring on issue two!
Cons: The fact that I do not have issue two in my hands right this second.
Rating: Poor, Fair, Good, Great, Excellent (The rating, essentially a 5/5, will probably be a rare occurrence from me, so that should tell you how EXCELLENT this issue was.)