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Comics: *DRUM SOLO!*
by Dee. 8/29/2019Greetings and salutations, friends! This month, we have three intriguing titles: Berserker Unbound, Collapser and Future Foundation. Let's get started!
Berserker Unbound (Dark Horse): A merciless warrior from a sword-and-sorcery universe gets thrown through a wormhole, and emerges in a strange new capital city. An evil wizard looking to cause some chaos drives our warrior to protect civilians in his new environment.
The art in this series is incredible, as the splash pages are plentiful and well-drawn. The level of detail in the berserker's travels through the wormhole are really excellent, as the surreal and magical quality are played up.
The script is solid, with Jeff Lemire doing some excellent world-building and setting up a heart-breaking background for our hero. The story is paced properly, with action sequences moving quickly, and the more in-depth character development is given it's space to grow.
Collapser (DC Comics): This is another title from Gerard Way's Young Animal imprint through DC.
The script is pretty hilarious, and though very little is explained within the first issue, the second issue brings a little more clarity to the situation. Liam James suffers with anxiety over job choices to relationships. One day, he receives a black hole through the mail, and everything is changed. He gains superpowers from the black hole now residing in his chest, teleports through space and time, and starts seeing aliens everywhere he goes.
There are some beautiful splash pages, and a color scheme of blues and purples for the aliens that he sees, so it's easier to distinguish the mundane from the extraterrestrial visions. Overall, the art compliments the story very well.
Future Foundation (Marvel Comics): This story comes from the Fantastic Four universe; when Reed Richards is called back to defend the Earth, the Future Foundation, a group of the most brilliant young minds are tasked with finding and reassembling Molecule Man. Life isn't as easy as you would expect, however. The first thing they have to deal with is a prison break.
Jeremy Whitley (Unstoppable Wasp) and Will Robson (Spawn, Great Lakes Avengers) are a great team, infusing the story with humor and an easy dialogue. This series assumes that you are vaguely familiar with some of the Marvel lore, mostly with the character Yondu (Guardians of the Galaxy) and at the very least, the nation of Wakanda. Fortunately, the comic doesn't hinge upon it, as it just helps to set up the situation. The characters are introduced at the beginning of the story, so you can walk into this universe with very little knowledge of the Fantastic Four.
Until we meet again,