Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Scoop Reviews Velocity #1
We’ve enjoyed a lot of comics from Top Cow Productions over the years, going all the way back to the earliest days of Cyberforce and ranging on up through more recent offerings such as Madame Mirage and Hunter-Killer, but it’s been a long time since we liked one as much as Velocity #1.
The story is pretty straightforward, and on the surface it’s fairly traditional superhero stuff: Carin Taylor (Velocity) must race against the clock to save her Cyberforce teammates and herself from former Cyberdata scientist with an axe to grind. Okay, like we said, it sounds pretty basic.
Only, when was the last time you got to read a really, really good, straightforward superhero comic? It’s not the common occurrence it should be.This one is not good; it’s great. It captures the spirit and energy of the title character and sets the stage for what should be a solid limited series.
Writer Ron Marz, artist Kenneth Rocafort and colorist Sunny Gho deserve the credit for this one, which we’ll be recommending to a lot of friends. Rocafort's art has always been great eye candy, but this is good storytelling as well as beautiful images. Very nicely done. Bravo!