Rapture #1 Capsule Review

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Title:  Rapture #1

Publisher:  Valiant Entertainment

Writer:  Matt Kindt

Artist:  CAFU

Colorist:  Andrew Dalhouse

Letterer:  Dave Sharpe

Cover Artist:  Mico Suayan and Brian Reber;  J.G. Jones;  Kano;  CAFU with Andrew Dalhouse

Review:  ★★★★★

Summer brings heat, barbecue, and comic events.  Most of the big comic publishers always have some summer event setup and it can get a little draining seeing them every year.  Well, other publishers should take note from Valiant on how to successfully pull off great events that are accessible to anyone looking for an awesome story.  Rapture follows Tama, the current geomancer, as she tries to prevent the end of the Earth by gaining additional information in the Deadside.  Once she finds out what she needs, its back to Earth to get some help from some of Valiant’s best, such as Ninjak and Shadowman.  The pacing is absolutely spot on, no page feels to slow or to fast.  This is in large part to Kindt being such a large architect in the current Valiant universe he just knows these characters so well.  The other part is the beautiful art from CAFU who really makes the most in every panel, having all sorts of interesting details in the background.  While we don’t want to get overly hyped on this series just from the first issue, its hard not to.  This is already looking like a great book for Valiant fans and newcomers alike.

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