Saturday, October 13, 2012

Point of Impact #1

Written by Jay Faerber
Art by Koray Kuranel

I haven't really read any of Jay Faerber's comics (I do own the first trade of Near Death, but haven't gotten to it yet), but was so drawn to this new mini-series by its cover, that I thought it was time to check him out.

In fact, the cover is really the first panel of the comic (a trick that Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons first used in Watchmen), which opens with a woman being tossed off a roof, and landing on a parked car.  From this event, the wheels of a pretty good crime comic start turning.

We learn that this woman, Nicole, has a journalist husband, and that she attended yoga classes with the detective who is now the primary in her case.  We also learn that she has a secret boyfriend, and that he is most likely the reason for her being killed, but we don't have a clue as to what that reason is.

When the husband returns home, he startles a burglar, who is there to steal a laptop.  Why he's looking for a laptop in a chest of drawers escapes me, since it's clearly on a table, but other than that, this is a taut and exciting first issue, that does a good job of introducing all of the major characters.

I'm definitely coming back next month for more.

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