Review: Space Riders Vol. 1
From 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 hidden truths of the universe! Collecting the four sold out issues of the psychedelic revenge tale from the minds of Alexis Ziritt and Fabian Rangel Jr!
Despite some cliches, the story telling in Space Riders is solid, action filled for the most part. Oddly enough the cliche of green skinned alien woman, robotic women with machine gun breasts, and a few other cliches make the story work. The story does some moments of weirdness, that defiantly add to the story in a positive light. There are some moments of humor, but they are few, and really funny.
If I could describe the the artwork in one word, it would psychedelic. The color scheme is extremely vibrant, and colorful. However some of the space ships designs are odd, and don’t look practical but, they are aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The characters themselves are well drawn and remind of some of the old Jack Kirby drawings I have seen. Given the dedication to him in the intro, I would say they have achieved that.
Story: Fabian Rangel Jr Art: Alexis Ziritt
Story: 7.5 Art: 9.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy
Black Mask Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review