Review: Space Riders #1

Space Riders #1From the galactic core to the outer quadrants, one name strikes terror in the hearts of evil beings everywhere: the Space Riders! Sailing the cosmos in the Skullship Santa Muerte, Capitan Peligro and his fearless crew deal harsh justice to the scum of the galaxy while searching for the forbidden truths of the universe!

It’s new and exciting space adventure courtesy of writer Alexis Ziritt and artist Fabian Rangel, Jr.

Space Riders #1 feels like an comic acid trip with visuals and coloring that evoke psychedelic comics of the past. Space Riders is a love letter to the psychedelic space operas of Heavy Metal, Moebius, and EC Comics, but done with a modern twist. It’s clear from the second you look at the color packed visuals on the first page.

The story is a humorous sci-fi tale with a disgraced space jockey being brought back into the fight. The ideas and story are fairly standard, but when they’re mixed with Rangel’s visuals everything pops. The draw here is an entertaining story, but art that you just don’t see out there very much. It’s doing mushrooms via comics.

Space Riders #1 is a hell of a start with an entertaining story enhanced with unique and just plain beautiful art. Another solid release from Black Mask Studios in what’s proving to be a fantastic year for them.

Story: Alexis Ziritt Art: Fabian Rangel, Jr.
Story: 8 Art: 10 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Black Mask Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review