Posted 08 September 2016 - 06:23 PM
Alters #1 by Paul Jenkins-I wasn't very impressed. Jenkins is a better writer than this, and this comic read as if a novice were writing it. The story was very disjointed. It felt like the reader was dropped in the middle of a story, without any explanation for the setting. Too much was happening in this story.
For some reason, people are getting superpowers, and being called "Alters"? Are they meant to be the Inhumans?
There's a group....of scientists?....who are meant to be studying the "Alters"....I guess? They weren't properly introduced.
There's another guy....who's representing the government?....who is meant to be the villain, and he wants to kill the Alters....for some reason?
The background of the society introduced in to the story isn't clear, at all.
Then, there's the main character, who is an Alter teenager....who just happens to be transsexual, I guess? It isn't treated as a big deal in the comic (which is a tine thing), but at the same time, it isn't subtle about this fact either, as the dialogue just tells the reader, "this kid is a transsexual". OK, the book doesn't bother to explain any details of the story, but decides to just be obvious with this one fact. I'm assuming this has nothing to do with the fact that "Chalice" is an "Alter"?
I just couldn't get in to this book. I can't be bothered to stick with it. I was disappointed.
"I wish it were fin du globe," said Dorian with a sigh.
"Life is such a great disappointment."