Dark Ark #1 Capsule Review

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Title: Dark Ark #1

Publisher: Aftershock Comics

Writer: Cullen Bunn

Art: Juan Doe

Letterer: Ryane Hill

Cover: Juan Doe, Phil Hester, Eric Gaspstur, Mike Spicer

Review: ★★★☆☆

Every once in while I let someone talk me into buying a comic I haven’t read before, which brings me a little late to Dark Ark.  The premise of Dark Ark is that during the great flood, when Noah built his ark, another was also created. The second Ark houses the creatures long forgotten such as: Unicorns, Griffins, and other ghastly beasts of myth. Let it be said that since there are no unicorns now, it doesn’t mean there were none before. The comic is an interesting concept and the world is a big place so we try not to question the possibility of the story. The book is a piece of fantasy of course, but it is interesting to be sure. The conflict within the tale is that creatures on the Dark Ark have discovered the other ark and are simply hungry. We get to see how the beasts work in conflict with other and with their human masters. The artwork is simple and has a somewhat anime style to it. It’s the coloring that stands out in the book. Each color is carefully chosen to display the tone of the page and the subtle darkness of each character on the Ark. I’m not quite sure where the book is going from here but I don’t image it’ll be smooth sailing.

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