Review – Disunity #1 (Blotch Comics)

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Publisher: Blotch Comics
Writer(s): Rem Fields, Ron Batchelor
Artist:  Ron Batchelor

You are one of the world’s greatest ever scientists at the forefront of the effort to solve overpopulation. You have developed stable artificial wormholes and spent years scaling them up in order to transport humanity through time and space.  So, what’s the worst that could happen?  Welllll… how about the wormhole envelops the planet and stretches out tentacles through time and space, forcing other planets and species to merge with the Earth?

Welcome to the life of John (he is only called by name once in the whole issue), a man who not only turned the Earth into a kind of parasite but has also become ageless and immortal (similar to a roguish man from the Boeshane Peninsula). In this first issue we find out a little about the backstory of our main character and discover the fact that there are rumours someone may know how to solve the problem Jack created over 200 years ago.

The artwork in this book is right up my alley. The lines are crisp, the action smooth and easy to follow but most of all it has clearly been infused with the passion the creators feel for their story. The character design is also really well done. John looks like a man out of time, clinging to the past before the nightmare begun with his Atari t-shirt and heavy beard. It’s definitely refreshing to see some semblance of normality in a straight hero that you don’t get in your big brand comics.

The story moves along at a good pace with most of the exposition happening as an internal monologue during the fight scenes. You are given enough to know what’s going on but not so much that you can accurately guess what’s coming next, a tricky balancing act which is executed to perfection by the creators.

If you are looking for something a bit different from the usual spandex squad, you can’t go far wrong with Disunity. (As a side note, I’m intrigued to know what the title means in terms of the story)

Rating: 4/5.

You can read the first issue of Disunity, absolutely FREE, through ComicFury.

The writer of this piece was: David Gladman


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