The Saviors 1 (December 2013)

291859 20131224152647 largeWeird. Weird is a good word for the first issue of The Saviors.

The J. Bone art–black and white–is good. It’s simultaneously energetic and pensive. He’s drawing the word from the perspective of the perpetually stoned protagonist, Tomas, so there’s got to be a balance. Bone finds it.

The story apparently has to do with a stoner discovering evil monsters are impersonating people on Earth in positions of power. Writer James Robinson never gets to that revelation. He establishes Tomas through a stoned monologue (to a lizard) and then gets going on an action roller coaster. The action is better than the setup.

The book has its problems, of course. Foremost has to be the blandness of Tomas as a lead. He’s the stoner from high school grown up, with Robinson silently judging him. It would’ve been more interesting for Robinson to lionize the stoner.

It’s decent though.

B 

CREDITS

Writer, James Robinson; artist and letterer, J. Bone; publisher, Image Comics.

2 Comments

  1. Vernon wiley

    Decent is the word. Not really memorable, except for the above average art of Bone. Attractive product, just a little shy of tasty.

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