Review: Interceptor #1 (of 5)

Interceptor #1 CoverInterceptor tells the tale of Poli and Weep, two freedom fighters on a planet populated exclusively by blood-sucking vampires. A planet called Earth. A neon-drenched, blood-soaked vision of vampires like you’ve never seen before! (I.E. sweet mech suits and laser swords and stuff!)

The first time I heard of Interceptor was when I was going through this week’s new releases. I don’t hear much from Heavy Metal here at this site, and especially don’t get info about their comic releases (usually). I was ahead of my reading goals for the week, and saw this on the shelf of one of the stores I check out, so I thought I’d give it a shot, and really glad I did!

I have loved writer Donny Cates previous comics Buzzkill and The Paybacks, so it really shouldn’t be a surprise that I enjoyed this first issue, a pleasant surprise really. The comic is a futuristic sci-fi tale mixing in vampires and some really dry humor to result in an entertaining start that has me wanting to see what happens next.

The comic has a nice bite to it, and Cates does an excellent job keeping readers on their toes, not knowing exactly what’s going to happen next. It’s really smart writing as far as the plot, and while some of what happens is obvious once presented, there’s still some solid things I wasn’t expected or one thing doesn’t turn out the way I thought. And the comic is funny! With some decent action, there’s good humor!

The art by Dylan Burnett is interesting, also an action adventure in the style of Invader Zim. I really like the art, but there’s definitely some minor issues. One character who is said to be 65 years old looks like a kid. Maybe there’s something up to it, but it’s something I noticed. But, overall, you can tell like Cates, Burnett is having fun with the art.

I had no expectations going in to this first issue, I hadn’t even paid attention as to the creative team. I’m so glad I picked up this first issue. Such a fun solid start that has me wanting to check out the next issue, and maybe see what else I’ve been missing from Heavy Metal.

Story: Donny Cates Art: Dylan Burnett
Story: 8.2 Art: 7.7 Overall: 8.1 Recommendation: Buy

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