Review: AA Squad #1

aa-squad-coverEvery now and then a comic comes into my inbox that I have absolutely no preconceived notion of what it is, and unless there’s a half interesting name or elevator pitch then sometimes I don’t always read it (usually it’s a case of “oh.. that could be cool. I’ll read that later,” but then life happens and I never get back to it.

I don’t remember what it was that made me want to read AA Squad #1 from Rob Wolinsky, other than maybe the opening of the email; the “Hello time travelers” immediately spoke to my fascination with time travel, so I dropped the review I was writing and opened up AA Squad #1.

It was absolutely nothing like I expected.

The comic focuses on a squad of time police who have to correct small aberrations in the timeline, key word being small. These guys aren’t the most decorated team, and are thought of and treated more like the Great Lakes Avengers as opposed to the actual Avengers. We’re introduced to the existing squad by the new guy Luke Adam Bean, and through him we see just how routine saving the time line has become for the others.

AA Squad #1 is two things right off the bat; charming and funny. As I said earlier, time travel is one of those things that will always intrigue me, but what I didn’t expect was how entertaining the comic would be. I genuinely found myself laughing at several points as I read this, both from Wolinsky’s writing, but also from the visual gags from artist Chunlin Zhao. Speaking of the art, there’s an almost manga-like feel along with a slight dash of stylized Western flavour that combine to give the art a very unique feeling that really works for this comic.

As far as first issues go, this is a fantastic introduction to a new story, and I can’t wait to read the second issue.

If you’d like to purchase a digital or print version then you can do so here.

Story: Rob Wolinsky Art: Chunlin Zhao
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

Graphic Policy was provided with a FREE copy for review