Review: Intertwined #1

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A murder. A mysterious league of protectors operating in the shadows. A legacy to protect. A city to save from filth, corruption, and gangs. A girl who has to pose as a man to protect herself and her heritage. A young Kung Fu student lost in a concrete jungle he never chose to… Welcome to the world of Intertwined. It’s 1971 and for Juan Jin, life is about to become hell! He didn’t ask to be a hero. He didn’t ask to go to Chinatown. He only wanted to follow the way of Wing Chun, the Kung Fu style he masters brilliantly. But destiny had other plans for him!

The first ever Kung Fu Noir series starts here on the heels of its successful campaign on Kickstarter, from Fabrice Sapolsky and hot new French sensation Fred Pham Chuong (who also practices Kung Fu himself)! It’s the creator-owned comic book series you can’t wait to read, even if you don’t know it yet. And it’s from the House of Noir itself, Dynamite Comics!

Sapolsky creates something that hints at so much, yet reveals very little of it. The few things they reveal hint at something big, and something powerful happening with the balance. It creates a heavy sense of mystery, as things get strange for Juan Jin.

The art is a blend of western style and eastern scenery for the most part. While there is a strong sense of flow in the action, there is something that is waiting to be revealed with the plot. I won’t spoil the ending but it will leave you scratching your head I think.

Story: Fabrice Sapolsky Art: Fred Pham Chuong
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review