Art by Marc Borstel and Atul Bakshi
Colors by Marc Borstel
Cover by Marc Borstel
Published by Ape Entertainment
This one is a different departure for me, you do not see many super hero style comic books outside of Marvel or DC, but this one has the makings of an interesting super hero heroine comic book. We start off in a mental asylum where young, disturbed, and psychic son of Mr. Randal (surprised no one calls him by name as we open up the comic book) is busy passing out on the floor while the doctor and the father argue over what kind of drugs to put the son on. Then we break off to Bolivia where we meeting a young girl named Sophia who is also psychic but they consider her a saint, then we meet the other two in what is going to become an interesting team of kid physics who can traverse between the “real world” that everyone lives in, and the astral plane with its own series of dangers and things to avoid today.
Book one really sets up the story line, introduces you to all the main characters, and also sets up how the story line is going to work out for the rest of the run. We get the idea that there is going to be a war, a huge war between the kids and the astral plane that the kids have been sucked into. As far as the war goes, we do not see much of it, but we do get a good feel for just how hostile the astral plane could be for those who are not familiar with the dangers, limits, and wonder that is the astral plane. So far the comic book has a lot of interesting bits in the initial set up that you are going to want to read other issues as they come out on the market. The comic book has all the right bits to make a super hero team comic book, and that alone is an interesting thing to see. There is something fresh here, but super heroes outside of Marvel or DC have always had a hard time getting market share and readers. There is a lot happening in the first comic book to help set the tone, and the ideas that are going to be behind what I hope will be a longer run comic book series from Ape Entertainment.
There is a lot here to work with, and it looks like the story line is going to shape up nicely. This is a good color comic that harkens back to some of the more simple and wonderful super hero comic book series by a number of independent comic book houses. I’ll rate this one five of five stars because it starts off strong, good colors, good lettering, and overall technically excellent. The story line is riveting and entertaining, making this a good purchase for comic book readers. You can find it on the Ape Entertainment site for download. Full Disclosure, I was given a free PDF to review from the author.