Comic Review: Sonata #1 (Image Comics)

New from Image this month is Sonata #1. Sonata takes place in the ‘off-world’ colony of Perdita, one that is still under development by early arrivals from other planets. It […]

New from Image this month is Sonata #1.

Sonata takes place in the ‘off-world’ colony of Perdita, one that is still under development by early arrivals from other planets. It seems there are competing factions of new arrivals, creating a rivalry for the planet’s resources. And plenty of wild things that are native to the planet.

The main character is a young female named Sonata, who is eager to show what she is capable of. Headstrong, Sonata disobeys her father and regularly ventures into dangerous situations.

While this description might sound a little ‘clinical’, be assured that this is a captivating story. Writers David Hine and Brian Haberlin (who also illustrates), along with colourist Geirrod Van Dyke weave a strongly structured saga with Sonata.

The characters are easily identifiable, both by their motives and their appearance. And their conflict, which starts right off the bat.

The artwork is ultra-realistic, as real looking as the top gaming animations these days. Lots of atmospheric effects, clever composition of figures, good expressions.

What’s not to like? Just one tiny thing that catches my eye: the text boxes are in faded green, making the pale coloured words hard to read. But that’s scarcely a deal-breaker.

Check out the suspenseful first issue! This one is a great read! Oh, and it’s rated M for Mature, but there’s nothing preventing teens from enjoying this comic; no gore, adult situations or swearing.

Image, Sonata #1, $3.99 for 30 pages of content. Rated M for Mature

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!!