Review: X’ed #1
A psychedelic action-thriller about a next-gen form of psychiatry: ‘subliminal hitmen’ injected into your mind who hunt down and kill the demons that haunt you.
Ex-military sharpshooter Colin McClure is Mezign Corporation’s most recent recruit for the still-experimental (and often deadly) job of subliminal hit-man. McClure is the perfect candidate for two reasons: a- he’s a killing machine, and b- he lost his legs in the war, so subliminal-ops are his only way to see any action. But he’s also a dangerous candidate for one reason unknown to Mezign: Colin’s true motive is to enter the mind of his catatonic daughter and bring her out of a coma.
Honestly there is something oddly Cyberpunk feeling in this comic, or at least the concept behind the story. The story itself is definitely unique to say the least. While not much is revealed of the characters in terms of past or backgrounds, there is something oddly intriguing about them. The only one who has slight hint of a background revealed is McClure, but it is minimal. Hopefully as more issues are released more will be reveal.
For the most that part the art is superb, and realistic when the story is in the real world. However in the world of the mind, there is something about the artwork that reminds of me of Salivor Dali. Even though the world of the mind seems much more colorful for than the real world. Where in stark contrast the real seems to be done in darker tones, of red, black, and a few other colors.
Story: Tony Patrick Art: Ayhan Hayrula
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy
Black Mask Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review