One of my early reviews was Fracture vol 1 way back in January 2012…
…while this book isn’t horror per say it definitely has that unsettling quality shared by the best twilight zone episodes. From the first couple of pages when Jeff first realizes he’s having blackouts we’re just as confused and unsettled as he is, are these dreams? Hallucinations? We quickly find out that’s not the case. Instead of dragging out the is this really happening aspect of the story Shawn launches us right into the reality of Jeff’s situation. If he closes his eyes who will he be? And can he handle the things those personalities do? As comic book fans I think we’ve all wondered what it would be like to wake up one day as a super hero but how do you handle it? How do you fly? How much strength is required to shake a hand without breaking it? What about waking up as super villain? Would you want to blow people up and steal stuff? Will the world stop and let you explain?…
I stand by my original take on this book, it’s a quirky, unsettling look at a situation that would unnerve the best of us. It would probably drive most of us insane.
Volume 2 gives us a Jeff (our main character) who seems to be in control. How? Can it stay that way? I say, grab volume #1 from Action Lab. Catch up. Volume 2 should be just as good!
FRACTURE #1 VOLUME 2
Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Chad Cicconi (p/i), Bill Blankenship (c)
Cover Artist(s): Chad Cicconi (p/i), Bill Blankenship (c)
Life has been good in Lower Triton since the events of FRACTURE Volume 1. Jeff
has suppressed his fractures, taking both the villainous Malice and the heroic Virtue off the table. But the city still has a hero in…Virtue?! Which villain is looking to fill Malice’s shoes? Newheroes! New villains! New Fractures! Variant cover by Jamal Igle!
FC/ 32 pgs./2.99 US On sale DEC. 18