Comic Review: Incursion #1 (Valiant)

In another first issue from Valiant this month, Incursion #1 starts out in outer space. Imperatrix Virago hungers. She feeds on civilizations and needs more. She releases a poison into […]

In another first issue from Valiant this month, Incursion #1 starts out in outer space. Imperatrix Virago hungers. She feeds on civilizations and needs more. She releases a poison into the people of a planet and kills them. Pretty bad. And her kid, Syntilla. Charming.

And now, to invade Earth with the infection. But in Idaho (why Idaho, oh never mind) US, at the Global Agency For Threat Excision Black Site, the protectors of Earth are preparing for the invasion. In a cave.
A new Geomancer is aided by her Eternal Warrior. But the invasion is a brutal one, and much more challenging than thought!

Written by Andy Diggle and Alex Paknadel, with pencils by Doug Braithwaite and colours by José Villarrubia and Diego Rodriguez, Incursion is a good read. It’s not all demons and spitting; there are some genuine heartfelt moments to be had among the pulse-pounding and plagues. A few kernels of thought to be gleaned among the ruins. You might admire the drawings, the voices of dialogue.

Valiant, Incursion #1, $3.99 for 24 pages of content. Not rated

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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!!