Review: Enormous Vol. 2 #1

en01This is the seventh issue published in this series, but the first in this volume. Enormous is structured in seasons, much like the way television feeds us our yearly schedule, and as such it is an excellent jumping on point for new readers. Although only released on the 22nd, the first issue has already sold out. But fear not, as a second printing is on it’s way! Set in a world where giant monsters have pushed humanity from the top of the food chain, leaving cities and towns in ruins, a scant few survivors try to stay alive amidst the monsters – both the giant ones and the human ones.

Enormous Vol. 2 #1 is probably one of the best looking comics I’ve read in a long time due largely to the fantastic colouring work of artist Mehdi Cheggour. The colours are smooth, and feel very Alex Ross like; a beautiful tableau against which this post apocalyptic tale is set. Tim Daniel deserves high praise for understanding when less is definitely more; while there are narrative driven pages, he also allows Mehdi Cheggour to tell the story through the comics’ art work. The lack of text in many panels both encourages you to follow the story at the pace that the scenes demand while simultaneously allowing you to stop and focus on the beautifully illustrated panel.

The cover to the second printing.The story told in this comic takes place over a relatively short period of time, and although there isn’t much back story given, the recap page brings us up to speed enough to be able to enjoy this comic for the thrill ride it is.

Whether you’re a fan of giant monsters and post apocalyptic tales or not, publisher 215 Ink has something special on their hands here. Don’t let it pass you by.

Story: Tim Daniel Art: Mehdi Cheggour
Story: 8 Art: 9.75 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

215 Ink provided Graphic Policy a FREE copy for review.