Zenescope Review – Fly #1 to #4
I’m a bit all over when it comes to my thoughts of the comics produced by Zenescope (generally they’re not my cup of tea), but Fly stands out from their crowd. The comic is an allegory about addiction. It revolves around three friends who as kids take a drug called Fly which gains them powers such as flight (shocker with a title like that).
Through flashbacks, we’re caught up through the four issues, teasing out a bit at a time. We’re slowly seeing the reveal as to how some became full addicts to the drug and others clean. It’s interesting and unique from where it comes from.
Usually with super hero comics you’re dealt with dynamics between the hero and bad guy and how their powers may corrupt them, but rarely is it compared to what an addict goes through. It really does work, especially with how these folks have gained their powers.
Three types of addicts are here, the full blown one out of control and there’s no coming back. There’s the one who’s clean and overcome the day to day addiction and the third is that person in between struggling between what they used to do and attempting to turn their life around and lead a clean, good life.
The story without the addiction aspect of it is still solid with power run amok. If you’ve never read a Zenescope comic before, this is a perfect one to start with. It stands out from the crowd as something different and a comic that deserves a bigger audience.
Scores below are for all four issues which have been consistent in quality.
Writer: Raven Gregory Artist: Eric J Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy
Zenescope Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review