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Review - Nemesis: Reloaded #1
New from Mark Millar and Image Comics
Written by Mark Millar and art by Jorge Jimenez, the super-criminal returns in Nemesis: Reloaded #1 from Image Comics.
The world’s most evil comic book is back! Who is Nemesis, and why does this eccentric billionaire who dresses up in a mask and cape want to terrorise people instead of helping them? Isn’t that how this is supposed to go?
by Mark Millar (Author), Jorge Jimenez (Artist)
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First things first - before the story kicks into gear, we get some news from Mark Millar himself. Big Game is coming, and it will be a massive crossover of all the characters from the Millarverse. I’m looking forward to this and am intrigued to see how this will all play out. Big Game arrives this summer with Jorge Jiménez on the art.
An interesting prologue kicks us off, and it is jarringly different to what we expected. Nemesis is about the big show - taking on cities, Presidents and countries. This seems a little personal, and I wonder how it will lead into the main story. That grin on his face is something else!
Then we get into it. Nemesis is in LA and has his sights set on something within the city. First, though, he needs to get a gang together. Mainly to do the grunt work for him (like carrying his ammo). This is done in style - making sure there are not big gang leaders in his way while promising a big return. This was pretty clever and had some excellent scenes leading up to this.
Not only do we get an interesting clue - 20 years in the planning - but we also look at the target and the timescale. The newly elected Mayor has promised a hard line on crime, and this plot will be wrapped up in seven days.
We then get to the big part of the plot - how Nemesis will deal with all these extra cops on the street. It’s a big bad one, and it is going to cause a lot of problems.
This must be a distraction, so I want to discover his true plan?
And that is why I will be reading issue #2.
In this issue, Jorge Jiménez seems to be well-suited to the art in this book. Not only do we have some fantastic colouring throughout, but also some amazing set-piece scenes are being shown. There are the big wide shots, full of people, screens (and screams), as well as the close-up battles. From the expressions of the characters, with fear and the sly grin from Nemesis himself. All making the read a pleasure!
Roll on issue #2
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