Wildfire seems to a science thriller. It’s hard to say so far–writer Matt Hawkins gives the reader a glimpse of the titular disaster and then backtracks a few days, presumably to show now the event came to pass.
He’s got Linda Sejic on art and she’s doing sort of a digital cartooning thing. I say sort of because she’s trying real hard not to be cartoonish but it comes through every once in a while, especially during the character development scenes. But it’s relatively competent–there are some blurring effects she uses to cover not doing full detail and those are annoying–but Hawkins’s script is outstanding.
The setup has a lot to do with the controversy over GMO as food stuffs, but real human failings leading to the science thriller aspects.
Hopefully Hawkins can keep up the balance between tension and character development; it’s a rather impressive start.
Writer, Matt Hawkins; artist, Linda Sejic; letterer, Troy Peteri; editor, Betsy Gonia; publisher, Top Cow Productions.