Comic Review: Rapture #1 (Valiant)

Tama and T.A.D.D are traveling through the Deadside thanks to the Book of the Geomancer to save earth from yet another catastrophe. This is the first comic I have read […]

Tama and T.A.D.D are traveling through the Deadside thanks to the Book of the Geomancer to save earth from yet another catastrophe.

This is the first comic I have read of Ninjak and the Deadside and I have to say its pretty bloody good, will definitely be reading more. The way Tama handles herself is brilliant, she has demons on the backfoot and is almost impatient as she answers riddles that could spell certain death then takes in her stride acid mushrooms, poisonous thorn traps and massive demons all to save the world from destruction.

Amy is a demon who looks scary, very scary but is actually a big softy and Tama shows her kindness and treats her nicely which is kind of unusual for hero quests, normally heroes have to slay demons not bring them gifts and feel sorry for them it was a nice touch to see it done differently.

We then see another different take on the usual hero story. Rex the Razer, a brutal, Savage warrior, a destroyer, a conqueror and of course one of Tamas close friends who welcomes a little girl with open arms. It’s just brilliant with the introduction of Ninjak, Magpie and Punk Mambo the team is complete and they travel back to the Deadside to take on Babel who right at the end we see witness them and he looks decidedly evil.

I can’t wait for the next issue but I’m going to now hunt down more Ninjak stories to tide me over til then

About Martin Cameron

A 34 year old manchild from Scotland, bravely fighting the on going war between a love of comics and space to keep them. Boxes are filling and thanks to the digital age we live in so is the harddrive! I love finding a new comic to obsess over and rediscovering old comics to immerse myself in from the very first issue. A healthy mix of the seven dwarves of geekdom all wrapped up in one kilted bundle of amusement