Review – The Engineer: Konstrukt

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The Engineer KonstruktThere’s a reason we named Archaia the publisher of the year for 2010.  The Engineer: Konstrukt is a perfect example of the quality they put out.  It’s a fantastic hardcover collecting the series for the bottom basement price of $9.95.  It’s a steal, and it’s helpful the comic books are really entertaining.

An ancient sentient entity is feasting on the very fabric of space and time. Only one man can stop it: The Engineer.

Utilizing a colossal pipe organ that enables pan-dimensional travel, The Engineer pursues the lost components of The Konstrukt, an archaic mechanism that imbues whoever possesses it with the ability to manipulate reality itself. The Engineer endeavors to restore The Konstrukt, using it to defeat the creature and undo the incalculable damage already done.

The comic book is just crazy with weird space crabs and missions to rebuild this mechanism.  It has a vibe very reminiscent of Hellboy in it’s tone and look.  Written by Brian Churilla and Jeremy Shepherd with art by Churilla, the package is just solid, especially for the price.

There’s fun action, great humor and a story I swear they had to be on something to write.  If you like other series like Hellboy, this is an absolute buy.

Plot: Churilla and Shepherd have put together an entertaining comic book series that’s just so over the top with original concepts, characters and designs.  The story is just over the top fun and so bizarre.  I was sucked in and want a second volume.  Pure entertainment.  Rating: 8.75

Art: Churilla’s are is very reminiscent of Eric Powell’s work and it’s fantastic.  The design is great and the devices and characters look so original and crazy.  The art just fits the tone of the series.  Rating: 8.75

Overall: Just so much fun.  The story is crazy, and original with great art.  And the price can’t be beat.  I’d easily expect another $5 to that price tag and even then I’d still recommend it as a buy.  Overall rating: 8.75

Recommendation: Buy

Page count: 136 pages    Price: $9.95     Release: Out Now

Archaia provided Graphic Policy with an advance copy of this issue for FREE for review.

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