Comic Review: The Further Adventures Of Nick Wilson #1 (Image)

With the new title The Further Adventures of Nick Wilson, Image takes us further into creator-driven indie superhero stories. Only this time, the story takes place AFTER the glory days. […]

With the new title The Further Adventures of Nick Wilson, Image takes us further into creator-driven indie superhero stories. Only this time, the story takes place AFTER the glory days.

The team of Eddie Gorodetsky and Marc Andreyko (writers) and Stephen Sadowski (art) come together to show us the “afterlife” of Nick Wilson, former superhero. It seems that Nick’s superpowers fizzled out mid flight, landing him in a cow pasture. And his life has been out to pasture ever since. Nick makes his living appearing at kids birthday parties, and hitting the marijuana bong in his spare time. Perpetually bummed out, Nick is quite the character to watch as things unfold.

This first issue lays the ground for us, giving us the full picture of Nick’s discomfort at his sorry situation. There’s something brewing, however, making us think that the next issue will be a real departure from his daily grind.

My take: Thoroughly enjoyed the premise, the characters, dialogue and art. The drawing style is closer to realism than the typical indie comic, and it all fits together to make us feel as if we are reading a superhero comic rather than a “has-been” superhero comic, if you get me.

Check this one out!

Image comics, The Further Adventures of Nick Wilson #1, $3.99 for 27 pages of content. Mature readers.

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!!