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Review: Big Game #1
From Image Comics
From Image Comics and the Millarverse is Big Game. this has been built towards for a while, and those who have read the latest Nemesis story know what I mean…
The comics event of the summer is here!
Okay, this is so top secret we can't even show you the main cover because it spoils something MASSIVE. Just trust us when we say that this is going to be the comic book event of 2023-and it's NOT what you're expecting.
Does the crossover really go that wide? Yes, it does. BIG GAME pulls together KICK-ASS, KINGSMAN, NEMESIS, THE MAGIC ORDER, and ALL the Millarworld franchises in one special event. This must be ordered like CRAZY!
by Mark Millar (Author), Pepe Larraz (Cover Art, Artist)
I think the cover gives you a good idea of what is happening in this grand mini-series opener.
Remember Wanted? Well, in that the villains won, and the heroes were extinguished from our memory. It has been this way since the 80s, but now they are creeping back. Vigilantes, aliens and super-teams. The villains want this growth nipped in the bud and will use Nemesis to do it!
For the first issue, there is a lot packed in. We look at what The Fraternity are up to and why they want things to continue as they are. We also look at some of the other heroes in this world - specifically Huck, Kick-Ass and Prodigy. The Ambassadors get a look in, and that is where the first shots are fired, while the Night Club is only mentioned. There’s a lot to go around, so give them time.
Prodigy has the greatest involvement, and it looks like he may be the key to working this all out. I like the references made in his part and the rare look of wonder on his face.
You can’t expect them all to be in it, but there was enough for fans of any of these titles to get into the story. I like the pace of this issue, and some good aspects may introduce or refresh readers on the characters.
The artwork keeps with the frantic pace well, with some dark art where needed, but also adds some light in places and a more homely effect. I especially liked the panels with Kick-Ass (that had no action) - they were very powerful.
I eagerly anticipate the next issue and can't wait to see how the story unfolds. If you have not read it yet, I highly recommend you do so. The characters are rich, the plot is intriguing, and the artworks are absolutely fantastic!