Comic Review: Prodigy. #1 (Image Comics)

What’s it like to start your life as a child prodigy, capable of astonishingly fast learning? Don’t ask me, haha! Seriously though, wouldn’t that be a cool way to go? […]

What’s it like to start your life as a child prodigy, capable of astonishingly fast learning?

Don’t ask me, haha! Seriously though, wouldn’t that be a cool way to go? Professor Crane is such a lad in Prodigy #1, from Image. But his life gets complicated, and it happens fast!

It’s written by Mark Millar, with art by Rafael Albuquerque, and colorist Marcelo Maiolo.

The creative team takes this concept to a high level of execution here. The dialogue is crisp, the drawings are superb. The caricatures of the central characters, the colouring, and the flow are excellent. It’s a fast reading issue, thanks in part to the nicely choreographed action, the sparsity of dialogue and the overall enthusiastic air throughout. It moves fast, it thinks fast, and you should act fast and pick up the first issue!

Image Prodigy #1, $3.99 for 29 pages of content, rated Mature (but really? how about Teen?)

Alan Spinney

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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!!