Review: The Fiction #1
Have you ever gotten lost in a book for hours on end? Have you ever been so engrossed in a story, that the rest of your world falls away? Have you ever gone missing after reading a book? The first two questions is probably a maybe for most of you all but the last one, is probably no. Well, this is part of the premise of The Fiction. The story follows four childhood friends, who found a set of books which allows them to explore the inner workings of the world that the book explores by reading them aloud.
Unfortunately, one of them does not come back. Fast forward to present day and another person from their group disappears. Now the final two, who are left in the real world, must find out what happened not only to the recently disappeared friend but also to the friend lost during childhood. The story unfolds like I Know What You Did Last Summer but a well written version of it.
The first issue opens up with a man, being literally vaporized by a book. Rewind 15 years prior, and the main characters, Kassie, Max, Tyler, and Tsang, are in an attic, where they find the box of books that changes their lives forever, through the power of reading. Their lives become simply magical and whimsical. Then the first disappearance occurs.
I was excited before reading this comic book, just because I found out that Curt Pires (POP) and David Rubin (Rise of Aurora West) wer to par on this one. e collaborating on this project. The premise is solid and writing is up to par as Curt Pires proves he is an adept writer. David Rubin’s illustrations jump off the page. Overall, a fantastic start, to a promising series, and one worth giving a chance.
Story: Curt Pires Art: David Rubín
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy
BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review