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Advance Kickstarter Review: The Berg
In April 2023, The Berg is coming to Kickstarter funding. You can check out the details below, and I’ve had a chance to have an advanced read.
A team of sanitation workers descend into the London sewers to clear the biggest fatberg the city has ever known. But soon after embarking on their mucky mission, strange things start to happen. Their comms fail. The power dies. They start hearing things, seeing things. And, as they wade on through the dirt and the darkness, the crew soon become gripped by a gathering sense of foreboding. As if they are being watched. Hunted. The Fatberg. It couldn’t be…alive, could it?
Fraser Campbell, Sarah Peploe, Gavin Mitchell, Colin Bell & JP Jordan
First, the elephant in the room. My home town is mentioned in the opening pages of this new comic, and I have no idea what establishment is referred to…
Although I could probably point some fingers!
This is an excellent and gripping read. I like how each of the characters are drawn into the story and their connections with each other. Along with the classic bonding between the team, there are some classic tensions between them all, making the claustrophobic adventure in the sewers even tenser.
This story builds up well, with some brilliant character moments and some serious sniping going on verbally, and then we go underground.
From that point on, the action turns weird. With some brilliant dark moments, with some humour, tinged with extreme violence. As the action builds to a crescendo, you don’t know how it will end up - with some dark aspects, a zany explanation behind it all.
As we come to the ending, the tension gets let out, and before you know it, you have finished an excellent comic.
Art-wise, this is brilliant fun to read, with some well-played-out character action, battles above and underground, and bombastic scenes. There are some excellent colouring choices, which add to the whole comic's atmosphere.
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