Review: Warshiner #1

WarshinerCan you imagine living in a reality where alcohol has been prohibited by the universe’s biggest empire?  Yeah, me neither. Anyway, protagonist, Dr. Evelyn Ambrose is a human botanist and she has fled to the planet Idori as she’s on the run from earth law.  Ambrose quickly becomes acquainted with some interestingly dangerous and vivid characters and this leads to her being offered the proposition of producing contraband on Idori.

These days, there are so many science-fiction comics out there that it’s difficult to create something cutting edge but Warshiner has managed to do it through its plot, art and characters.

Written by Rebecca Rothschilds, there’s great narration in the beginning. It effectively sets the scene and gives us just enough information on our main character and the basis of the whole storyline to keep us up to speed and entertained. The plot for this first issue is slow but intriguing and gives as many questions as it answers. Warshiner without a doubt will become increasingly more captivating issue by issue.

At first sight, this comic is just mysteriously beautiful, as is the artwork throughout the comic. The beings and settings in Warshiner are all elegantly intergalactic. Although, I’d like to know a little more about the individuals on planet Idori as they seem unfamiliar. But, it could be the artists way of underlining the fact that Dr. Evelyn Ambrose is on a planet very foreign to her and we too are being placed in her shoes.

This is a great first issue and it will be interesting to see Ambrose continue on her journey and how she’ll utilize her skills in future issues.

Story: Rebecca Rothschilds Art: Kate Rodriguez
Story: 7.0 Art: 8.95 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

The creators provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review