Comic Review: No World (#1)

Synopsis:

From Goodreads:

They exist in the all-new ASPEN UNIVERSE…yet belong to NO ONE! Enter a brand-new phase in Aspen’s growing collection of thrilling series, as characters from our most critically-acclaimed titles unite—EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS, Soulfire’s MIYA, the supernatural vigilante DELLEC, along with an exciting new cast of characters come together in this altogether different story–yet one thing is certain—their respective lives are in no less danger! A mysterious conglomerate has emerged on the scene with a sinister purpose—the incorporation of pure evil on a scale never seen before! But, will this collection of unstable personalities come together as friends to defeat this new adversary—or will they instead battle as foes?! Find out in this new Aspen Comics title ready to tip the scales on everything you thought you knew about the Aspen Universe!

What I First Thought:

I bought this issue back on Free Comic Book Day in 2017. I wanted to buy a few comics from the store I was in because I was grabbing quite a few freebies, so I grabbed No Worlds. The cover really grabbed my attention and it looked like it was going to be an action packed adventure!

Ratings:

Art: 3/5

The art overall is alright. The pen work looked a bit heavy to me, making the lines really thick in some places. I’ve never been one for thick black lines because I feel like it doesn’t really add much to the picture and just things blockier or less sharp. I like a lot of the designs so far; some of the character designs, especially in what looks to be the next issue, look pretty interesting and fun. I could do for more diversity in body types, though, especially the women. I’m not a huge fan of the shadowing and detailing in this one so far, just because it’s very dark and I felt like it drew too much attention to certain features.

Story: 3/5

The story isn’t bad, it’s actually interesting if not a bit dark. Not a whole lot is divulged in this issue, leaving a lot of questions unanswered. You get a brief introduction to at least two of the characters, but not enough to give you a clear understanding of who they are. I know that a weird thing to remark on, but if I’m unfamiliar with these characters and I’m not given a reason to see how their story ends then most likely I won’t. However, this story intrigued me enough to at least read the next issue just because it looks like we’ll be introduced to a really fun character then.

Overall: 3

This is a bad start, I’ve read worse. I’m interested to see how these characters fit together and get along. I also want to know what kind of dystopian, end-of-the-world, event we have going on here!

Details:

Title: No World

Issue: 1

Publisher: Aspen Comics

Writer: Scott Lobdell

Illustrator: Jordan Gunderson (pencils), Mark Roslan & Charlie Mok (digital inks)

Colors: Juanchoo

Letters: Zen

Released Date: April 26th, 2017

Pages: 32

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian

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