Comic Review: No. 1 With A Bullet #1 (Image)

Image Comics’ No. 1 With a Bullet, issue one, is one wild ride, and it’s a wonder we can follow along! From the opening sequence, with its disorienting violence, through […]

Image Comics’ No. 1 With a Bullet, issue one, is one wild ride, and it’s a wonder we can follow along!

From the opening sequence, with its disorienting violence, through this strange adventure’s tale of non-stop drama, the ride is definitely wild, and the slope is slippery too.

What’s it about? Jacob Semahn (writer), Jorge Corona (artist) and Jen Hickman (colorist) tell the tale of Nash Huang, a female intern in a media company. She’s an ‘assistant’ to Jad Davies. Which means that Nash works all hours doing menial tasks such as fetching dry cleaning, and running errands. But someone has been watching Nash, and has intimate knowledge of how she spends her ‘off hours’. And plans on wreaking havoc with a certain video clip.

What did I like? The art style is pretty fun. Corona has created a funky world around Nash, one with odd shapes and free-flowing visuals. Lots of great dark shadows and shapes and his caricatures of Nash’s colleagues are refreshingly weird.

How did it roll? It rolled along really oddly. You will need to pay a lot of attention to this story, as its caffeinated dialogue and eye-popping visuals can sometimes make for confusion. A little too much sometimes. As in “huh? what just happened there??” In addition to the comic story, there is a “Cosplay And The Creeps” editorial, and a second editorial by Jacob Semahn concerned with how technology can invade our privacy. Things are getting deep!

Overall, No 1 With A Bullet has a good concept and is strongly written with lots of suspense and drama. Check it out, it’s worth your cash!

Image Comics No.1 With A Bullet #1 about 26 pages of content $3.99

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words… the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let’s see!!