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Advance Review: We Are Scarlet Twilight #1
From Red 5 Comics
After a successful Kickstarter, and now picked up by Red 5 Comics, this is the first issue of a new mini-series - We Are Scarlet Twilight #1.
It's 1938, and time to meet our hero-- Captain Lancet. He's a Golden Age All-American crime buster who's about to accidentally create the world's greatest villain. He'll need to adjust to a strange new world-- one that resembles Fritz Lang's Metropolis with some cyberpunk dystopia sprinkled in-- if he wants to overthrow the totalitarian vampire cult that now dominates the world!
Kicking off reading this initial issue, you find yourself drawn into the pulp action of this story. The introduction is well-told, and you get into it straight away.
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Then there is the twist, which is clever, as you get pulled to one side by the fights and the fancy gimmicks. This changes your outlook on the story, the villain of the piece and where you thought this might lead.
There are further twists as the investigation changes location, and with a second read, you get some of the little winks to the reader. These are cleverly played out and work well with the story's setting and the characters involved.
The major twist in the story builds to well, with a lot to work on and a grand final page that sets up the rest of the story. This was well told, getting you invested in the world and the characters and then moving us on in a stupendous fashion.
The art style is enjoyable, with some great action sequences and bursting-through glass. The character expressions work out well, and a good combination of close-up and wide scenes show what is going on.
This is an excellent start to an exciting story.