Extremity 1 (March 2017)

Extremity #1

Extremity is about this other world of humans with flying motorcycles, medieval weaponry, and flying fortresses. I say other world because I don’t think it’s supposed to be Earth. It’s kind of grunge, auto shop fantasy. Decent art from Daniel Warren Johnson; his execution is better than his design. Similarly, the script is fine. It’s uninspired and obvious, but fine. Extremity has competence but nothing to impress.

CREDITS

Writer and artist, Daniel Warren Johnson; colorist, Mike Spicer; letterer, Rus Wooton; editors, Arielle Basich and Sean Mackiewicz; publisher, Image Comics.

Prophet 43 (March 2014)

Prophet #43

The difference between a divine Prophet and an excellent one? The divine one has less story. The issue opens with the tree-man on Old John’s team. Bayard Baudoin does the art for his story. It’s very stylized, very lyrical. In just a few pages, Baudoin is able to define how the tree-man sees the universe and his place in it.

Except the issue isn’t just his story. It starts with him, moves to the space battle–including another fun flashback to Youngblood. Even though Graham and Roy use such flashbacks more often now, they’re still surprising. For a moment Prophet all of a sudden becomes a comic about comics, a wild imagining of what could be. Then the moment passes–organically–and the story continues. It’s a very nice move the writers make.

The third part involves the slaves (from many issues ago); it’s setup. Good, but obviously setup.

B+ 

CREDITS

Writers, Brandon Graham and Simon Roy; artists, Bayard Baudoin, Giannis Milonogiannis, Roy, Matt Sheean and Malachi Ward; colorists, Joseph Bergin III, Baudoin, Sheean and Ward; letterer, Ed Brisson. Pieces; writer and artist, Daniel Warren Johnson; colorist, Doug Garbark. Publisher, Image Comics.

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