Review – The Fall: Vengeance & Justice #1
We’re continuing with our focus on indie comics by checking out The Fall: Vengeance & Justice #1 published by PLB Comics. The comic’s main character The Fall looks a bit like Grifter, but with a bag on his head, but besides that, the comic stands on it’s own. It’s a solid issue of short stories featuring the character by various writers and artists.
Contributing include writers Nathan Thomas Milliner, Josh Shockley and Matthew Shockley and artists Larry Crew Jr., Brad Hudson and Russell Walton, though it was hard to find that in the comic. The various short stories are solid, but having so many brings the issue of the stories being rushed.
As a whole though, I like the anthology hook of the book having different artists and writers taking their turns with a character. They all have similar feels, but their own twists as far as looks or feel of their stories, each has their own voice.
This is the first issue, with more planned, and I absolutely want to see it. Fantastic stuff.
Plot: All of the stories are solid and very consistent. It’s quite amazing to see a book with a bunch of writers and all of their tales being consistently good and of similar quality. It’s really good stuff and I want to see what else these three writers can do. Rating: 8
Art: The art is a bit inconsistent. Some of it is quite good and some other is bit amateurish. That’s the only downside to this issue, the art isn’t as consistently strong as the writing. None of it is horrible, but the difference between quality is apparent. Rating: 7
Overall: If you’re a fan of vigilante characters, this comic is probably right up your way. The stories are solid and entertaining. The biggest gribe would be the fact it’s only 14 pages of actual stories for $3. It’s nice to see this quality comic being put out by a small press indie publisher. Overall rating: 7.75
Page count: 14 pages Price: $3.00 Release Date: Out Now
PLB Comics provided Graphic Policy with an advance copy of this issue for FREE for review.