POINT OF IMPACT #1
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Art by Koray Kuranel
Cover by Koray Kuranel
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On a suggestion by Ron in the “Light Week” article I picked part 1 of a 4 part mini series by Jay Faerber & Koray Kuranel. This is another bold creator owned book by Image for 2012 but a bitter sweet one to readers of Faerber’s cancelled series, Near Death. I am not one of those readers as I never sampled Near Death but after reading Point of Impact #1 I knew at some time in the future I would be.
Faerber knows how to spin a crime yarn and part one feels like a modern interpretation of a classic noire. The key characters all make an appearance but of course there’s a bit of mystery to each of them. This comic is a great opening volley but what sells the entire tale is the mood set by Kuranel. The panels bounce between focused imagery and detailed backgrounds meant to give depth to the story.
If I could complain about anything it would be that this book, though told in black and white, could benefit from some grey’s. I also thought that it was a bit short for an opening number but that’s probably because I was left wanting more. This is sure to be a great mini-series to tide you over for Morrison’s Happy. It’s not going to get as much attention as Morrison’s book but Point of Impact will make you happy you gave it a shot.
Art: 4 - Very Good