Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Review Group #449: Roche Limit #1

The review group has been around since the old talk@ days at Newsrama.  Now it resides at The Outhouse.  The premise is simple, a group of comic geeks and nerds review the same book.

Last week the pick was Roche Limit #1:

The following is an excerpt of my review for this week, the full text can be found here.

Roche Limit #1 Written by Michael MoreciArt by Vic MalhotraColors by Jordan BoydPublished by Image Comics 
There is a difference between a tired cliche and nodding to a book’s influences. Sure, there may not be any more original thought, but you can certainly be creative in the way you package those thoughts. From a glance at the front cover of Roche Limit #1; it is clear that this book wears its influences with pride. That is a Hickmanesque cover if there ever was one. More than any other book I have read, this book directly owes a debt to the way Hickman tells his independent stories. In design and with the computer readout spread of the layout of the colony in which the comic is set, Hickman’s revolutionary style watches over the progression.

Feel free to join in the fun.  

Roche Limit #1 came out Sept 24 and can be bought at your local comic shop or at Comiology.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely cover. And the review idea is great.
    You sure brought back some memories. As an old Newsarama poster I really miss the message boards.