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Review – Furious #1 (of 5) (Dark Horse)

24458Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Bryan J. L. Glass
Artist: Victor Santos
Release Date: 29th January 2014

Number 1’s are a difficult thing to judge as there’s not really much to go on, but Furious definitely packs a heavy punch and shows how its done. With just enough mix of story and action, it gives a good idea of what’s going on, all told around our heroes second attempt at making a name for herself.

Sadly, the fact that the lead character is refreshing is quite sad, but nonetheless, it’s written, not from a misogynistic perspective, but actually as a very good character. There’s just enough mystery to keep me interested as well.

There is a scene in the middle of the book which gives an interesting argument between two teens and a shop owner over whether our lead is a hero or villain which does a damn fine job of giving both sides of the argument. Is the amount of force used justified because the person receiving it deserved a beating, or was it excessive? Its one that could be fought over forever, but is portrayed well on the page.

The art in the book is gorgeous, with the contrast in colour between “hero-mode” and civilian clothes looks good and the cartoony style gives it a less serious feel to it.

Not much else can be said except that while it wasn’t perfect, as a first issue I can’t wait to see where the take it from here.

Rating: 4/5.


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