Comic Review: Sea Of Stars #1 (Image Comics)

Sea of Stars #1 from Image is a pleasant surprise. Well, pleasant for the reader, because it’s a really good read. NOT so pleasant for the characters, who get propelled […]

Sea of Stars #1 from Image is a pleasant surprise. Well, pleasant for the reader, because it’s a really good read.

NOT so pleasant for the characters, who get propelled through a series of rough days at sea. When the spaceship is ‘a-rockin’, don’t bother docking!

Chapter One, Lost In The Wild Heavens, is written by Jason Aaron and Dennis Hallum. Art is by Stephen Green with Rico Renzi as colourist.

Gil, recently widowed, and his young son Kadyn are on a ‘space trucking’ trip across the stars. Oh, it’s boring but hey, people gotta work, you know! Unfortunately, outer space has creatures, and some of them are huge. Upscaled and full of scales, at that. What if, say, one of those creatures started attacking the ship? Then what?

I won’t go any further, because you really should check out this character-driven book. The dialogue is concise, personable. The artwork is deceptively simple looking. You just follow the story, then suddenly realize how much sense everything makes, how wonderfully you are being ushered along through the events. Great expressions, panel progressions, splash pages. Vivid colour transmitting a sense of ease of comprehension.

This creative team has it figured out, and it’s my hope that you will launch into a copy fo Sea of Stars and join the outer space adventure!

Image, Sea of Stars #1, $3.99 for 30 pages of content. Rated 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!!