Dynamic Forces' Damian Smith reviews the first installment in the 2009 Pilot Season: Pilot Season: Murderer #1.
Writer Robert Kirkman
Artist Nelson Blake II
Inks: Sal Regla
Colourist Dave McCaig
Covers Mark Silvestri (Cover A and B) and Sunny Gho of IFS (Cover A)
Letters: Troy Peteri
Reviewer Damian Smith
Murderer introduces Jason Sparks who as we find out from the first 2 pages can hear the thoughts of those around him from the moment he wakes. From the look of his reaction to it happening it seems that it is something he can not control and if you think about it, how would you control being bombarded with other people’s thoughts all day long?
Hearing other people’s thoughts is what is driving him to what he does. From thoughts as his grandmother thinking he’s a dead beat who drove his father to his grave to the everyday thoughts of people wanting to postpone meetings and finally to the violent thoughts of those looking to do some harm.
Overall I really enjoyed this issue. I have been reading a lot of oversized comics of late and getting back to a 22 page comic was a welcome change. The story flowed really well from panel to panel and Nelson’s art was able to draw, pun intended, the eyes to what he wanted to see be it a character in the foreground or what he is doing to someone while he is seeing their thoughts.
This is a book that has be intrigued to see where it can go after this, if we will have Jason running from the law going from city to city or what can come of it.
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Source: Dynamic Forces