Review by: akamuu

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Avg Rating: 3.5
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Story by Joe Keatinge
Art by Andre Szymanowicz

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

I don’t read Previews. I’ve been away from comic websites for a little over a year and a half, so I’ve been going into number one issues completely blind of expectations (unless they’re a spin-off, or by a creator I’m familiar with). And delving into the first issue of an Image comic is always an adventure. The Nightly News, Invincible, Chew, Morning Glories, Whispers. The first issues of each of these comics blew me away. And while it’s too early to tell with Whispers, all the other comics on that list have yet to let me down (Invincible was spotty for a bit, but I can’t think of anyone who’s written ninety flawless issues).

Among all those amazing comics, there have been dozens of merely mediocre. None that stand out in my mind as atrocious, but many that I’ve simply forgot about.

I think Hell Yeah is destined not to linger in my brain. Its opening seems indicative of a Kick-Ass wannabe, then it slides into Morning Glories territory, and then it invokes shades of Planetary. While I think it’s far superior to be similar to many stories than to be a doppelganger of one successful title, I’d hoped for something completely original.

Keatinge’s story is fine. But it didn’t leave me wanting more. The last page reveal was familiar, and didn’t make me wish I had the second issue handy. The dialog is forgettable. The art brings to mind Romita’s mid to late 2000s pencils set to Image’s color palette. All-in-all, it just felt uninspired and a tad derivative.

Story: 2 - Average
Art: 3 - Good

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