Incursion #1: Capsule Review

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Title: Incursion #1

Publisher: Valiant Entertainment

Writers: Andy Diggle & Alex Paknadel

Artists: Doug Braithwaite

Colorist: Jose Villarrubia & Diego Rodriguez

Letters: Marshall Dillion

Cover Artist: Doug Braithwaite With Diego Rodriguez, Robert De La Torre & Tonci Zonjic

Review: ★★★

 

An incursion is not a good thing by any means. It’s not to say that taking something that already that’s existed and using it up is a good. The story of Incursion borrows from a couple sources. The “evil” of this story, Imperatrix Virago, is a character that feeds on a planet’s lifeforms to survive. It’s clearly borrowed from Galactus from the Marvel Universe. The plot also pulls from the Chronicles of Riddick by using the concept of necromancy. In this world the bad buys use this as a means of travel. From there we jump to Idaho, Earth and meet Tama and Gilad. Tama is a Geomancer, who has a powerful connection to the living. The character comes across like an powerful child that’s here to save the Earth from the Incursion. The story is solid, even though it feels done before. Doug Braithwaite’s art is what really carries this story. He has created excellent character designs. Virago looks vicious and high on her power. Gilad is Tama’s protector and fits the type very well. Braithwaite shows us this guy is not to be messed with. His art is backed some fantastic color work.  This first issue has a few other subplots to hopefully keep us on board for the next issue. It’ll be interesting to see where this story goes from here.

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