Review: Voracious #2
If you had access to a time machine, there would be any number of things that you could do with the freedom that such a machine would offer you; you could go forward time and find out the winning lottery numbers, find a brand new copy of Action Comics #1 (or any other comic, really), you could be present at certain pivotal moments of human history… the list, honestly, is endless.
What you probably wouldn’t do is kill a dinosaur and make some burgers from its flesh, but that’s exactly what Nate Willner did right before opening his first restaurant that’s predicated entirely on feeding people freshly killed pre-historic meat.
The first issue of Voracious took me entirely by surprise; I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it nearly half as much as I did (indeed, it sat unread for nearly three weeks before I finally picked it up), but after reading it I was really excited for the second issue. I wanted to see just where Markisan Naso would take the story, and what new recipes Nate Willner would cook up.
There’s something genuinely fun about this outlandish idea, and I can’t get enough of it. While this issue had more of a focus of Nate’s new diner, there was still some great prehistoric scenes that serve remind the reader that, while he can travel through time, Nate Willner is no Cable. It’s this every-man aspect to Nate’s character that really draws you in; he could very easily be your friend, brother… maybe even yourself. Whether you would decide to open a diner that feeds dinosaur meet, were you able to is entirely up to you.
If you’re looking for a comic that has a dash of science fiction flavoring cooking with no hint of spandex around then look no further. Voracious is the series you never knew your were looking for.
Story: Markisan Naso Art: Jason Muhr Colors: Andrei Tabacaru
Story: 8.75 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy
Action Lab Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review