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Broken World #1 – Preview – Review

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Broken World #1 - Preview - ReviewThe new four issue series co-created by writer Frank Barbiere and artist Christopher Peterson Broken World brings us to an Earth just days before a meteor will cause an extinction level event. Amidst the populations preparations to flee the planet we find Elena Marlowe, a woman who has no seat on an evacuation ship. Her mysterious past having caused the government to deny her the ability to escape the coming calamity. Will she find a way to get on that last ship? Or is she doomed to witness the Earth demise first hand?

Wow! Frank Barbiere has written a tense, taut, drama filled 24 pages! I can’t imagine how issue two will match that opener! The story is told in a shifting timeline, bringing the reader closer to impact and then back, all the time watching events unfold for Elena and her family. As the time ticks down you’ll find yourself leaning in closer and closer to the page, like you’re at a movie, and when the climax hits… Man that was a good book. Christopher Peterson’s art is perfect, he crafts a solid believable world full of recognizable characters that seem familiar and fresh at the same time. What really blew me away was Marissa Louise’s colors, coupling her palette with Peterson’s style gave this book an almost Phonogram feel, it kept reminding me of a slightly paler palette Patrick Nagel. It should have felt retro but instead it made the story resonate all the more.

I can’t wait to see issue two, it’s been a long time since the last page of a book left me stunned, mouth open, waiting for more. Five out of Five.

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Broken World #1 (of 4)
Author: Frank J. Barbiere
Artist: Christopher Peterson
Colors: Marissa Louise
Letters: Ed Dukeshire
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
On Sale: 6/3

 

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