Thursday, March 04, 2010

CBR Review: First Wave #1

I recently reviewed First Wave #1 for CBR and, in the process, wrote the following sentences: "Despite the 30 pages of story, this first issue is too scattered to provide much information beyond basic world-building and setting up of three different plots. There isn’t much room to do anything except introduce the characters and get the plots moving -- barely. Azzarello’s dialogue skills do a lot to make up for the scarcity of details, providing glimpses of these characters through what they say, especially the supporting characters. One of the best interactions is between the Spirit and Dolan, the cop now portrayed as shady and crooked, fitting into Central City’s recasting as Chicago stand-in. The Spirit manages to come off as both goofy and serious by sleeping in an open grave, but also never missing a chance to remind Dolan that he’s a greedy, dirty cop."

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