Friday, February 10, 2012

WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams #1 Review

Image month continues with WildC.A.T.s #1 written and drawn by Jim Lee, who you may remember as the artist for All-Star Batman and Robin. He was also in charge of most of redesigns in DC's New 52. So let's see how the artist fairs at writing a story. This issue starts out with a man named Jacob Marlowe (who we assume is a hobo) who was saved from being mugged thanks to a girl named Void who looks like a female version of Silver Surfer except you can see her face.

However it's revealed to be a dream, kind of. Jacob's really a Billionaire, wait no Zillionaire. That's what he says in the comic. He knows Void, and she thinks he's some kind of savior to the human race. He also runs the WildC.A.T.s who are a group of gifted humans. We are introduced to 3 of them Spartan, Maul (Yes Maul), and Warblade. We are also introduced to Grifter who goes to a strip club to find another one of the gifted, it's revealed to be a dancer named Voodoo. Wait Voodoo and Grifter.

That's right DC Comics now owns WildC.A.T.s and they gave two of the characters there own solo series in the New 52. Anyway some bad guys show up, and Grifter starts to fight them. The rest of the WildC.A.T.s show up, and they fight some more. They try to take Jacob as a hostage but they are stopped thanks to the appearance of some one named Sister Zealot. Then the comic ends with one of the monsters blowing up the building.

The art is a bit better then then the average 90's comic. Jim Lee's art does get better with time though, because now a days it really good. The panel structure is normal but there are a couple of two page spreads that you have to turn on it's side to read it.

The story is a bit convoluted especially in the beginning, but becomes less confusing as it goes on. The characters are a bit dull and cliche especially for 90's character. Even Grifter, though he is still a badass. Overall this isn't bad but I've read much better.

Rating: 3/5

Next week were going to look at the most well known Image comic, Spawn.

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