[Comic Review] Great Pacific #1

Great Pacific #1You know…when I read the blurp about Image’s Great Pacific #1, I have to say I was interested. It’s a series not about superheroes. As a matter of fact…it has nothing comic-ness about it.

It’s about a billionaire playboy who inherits his father’s enterprise. Not given the time of day and seemingly taken as a joke, what he considers serious business (in the form of the environment) is shrugged off. He is, after all, it seems in the oil business, at least partially.

In the end, his death is faked and the book ends with him and a friend coming into view of the plastic continent within the aptly dubbed “Great Pacific Gyre.”

The artwork in this book alright. Is it fantastic? No, but it’s appealing. My only complaint is the attention to detail given to the backgrounds (which appear computer generated…which clashes with the drawn/inked/colored forefront).

The story, however, isn’t bad at all. In fact, given the topic and the lack of what most consider comic book material, it’s intriguing. Is it going to be for everyone? No. But, the concept is unique and kudos for the team behind it for trying to pull it off.

Is it a series I will follow? I don’t know. As of right now, if the following issues fall in a week where my pull list isn’t huge, yes. I will say this: I will make an effort to. Even if it takes an extra week or two to pick up a copy, I’ll most likely end up reading the series in its entirety.

Rating: 7.5/10 Gingered Digits.

Reasoning: Story (1.5/2), Artwork (1/2), Character Development (2/2), Plot Development (1.5/2), Climax (1.5/2)

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