Comic Review: Time Before Time Vol. 1 (Image Comics)

Image Comics releases a sci-fi comic about time-traveling where everything takes to a wrong turn in Time Before Time on its first volume of the graphic novel. Ok, so whatever […]

Image Comics releases a sci-fi comic about time-traveling where everything takes to a wrong turn in Time Before Time on its first volume of the graphic novel.

Ok, so whatever happens if you take Back to the Future, where Doc Brown takes Marty to the future, having some distorted characters who became criminals at the wrong time and having some awkward expositions in life, then you’ll get this comic out of nowhere. The story is going to be some crime syndicate from the future where everything went to dog shit because, in the year 2140, everything turned into hell, like the 1985 version of Biff Tannen’s world. The story is written by Declan Shalvey and Rory McConville and illustrated by Joe Palmer. Joe is a professional comic book artist based in London, UK where he created his original graphic novel which is Write it in Blood on Image Comics and some other comics in the past, and a webcomic. However, his latest work probably becomes much more different from the other comics that he created, but we’re about to find out soon enough.

The front cover of the comic is nothing to talk about, because all you see are the two main characters running away while a woman is holding a weapon at the palm of her hand, and everything is colored in yellow. The story is nothing but a loop of time jumps from the past to the future which is in the 2140s. And there’s the main character who travels through time until an FBI agent tries to force the guy into the time pod and went to another time and the pod was completely broken. However, both of them have some different stories, and they’re stuck in the same timeline. Even so, this comic is going through some loop of timelines because the whole story is like escaping reality to another reality, forgive me but there’s not much to say about this comic.

The story is strange, but it comes to something whenever you’re time traveling to another place. Not so many people get to stay in a world where there’s no future at all and suddenly turned the whole world into a world of crime. I can’t imagine what is it like to have a new leaf from the main character who wants to escape his life of crime behind. The art is like taking you to read another webcomic series on Webtoon or one of the character designs from Grand Theft Auto series. The characters are semi-realistic because their expressions are flawless. But somehow, his art style reminds me of an old art department faculty who actually draws comics which his drawing style looked like this one. It was just a hunch because Joe’s drawing style almost looked similar to him. The story is quite fascinating, time-traveling criminals make their story in the making, but it becomes some strange flaws once you start reading this book.

About Kevin Bermeo

I'm a New Yorker Artist, and I traveled a lot. I enjoy making comics, illustrations, paintings, and digital art. Besides drawing, I'm also a writer, I used to be a Gamer, and I love adventures, food, and dragons.