Review: Joshuan Somewhere #1

When the Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 1 movie hit theaters back in 2014, it made the world nostalgic and believe in superhero films all at once. As the Guardians were not necessarily the most well-known superhero group within the Marvel canon, it is almost miracle that it made fans of everyone. As a comic book fan, I did not know anything of these characters or their storyline except for Adam Warlock. As a result, the movie has breathed new life into these characters as they have more than one ongoing comic and solo comics for each of their characters.

There were many great elements to the movie, and the most prominent one being, its heart. The storyline of Peter Quill AKA Starlord, being a prime example, as we instantly connect to him, because of the loss of his mother. A hero borne out of tragedy is nothing new, but one we instantly feel for, is even harder to find. This what I felt when I read Joshuan Somewhere, a character whose destiny is greater than he ever imagined.

In the opening pages, we are introduced to Joshuan, a young man constantly tormented by bullies and grieving the loss of his brother. Eventually, the bracelet passed to him by his brother, is more than what it seems, it unlocks the powers he was born with, and connects with out all people, his father, who he thought was dead. Suddenly he is transported to a portal, where he must find a weapon, which will reunite him with his Dad and maybe his brother. By issue’s end, the reader and Joshuan finds out the full force of his powers.

Overall, . The story by Dennis Nancarrow is relatable, at times funny and entertaining. The art by Larry Haines is beautiful. Altogether, a book that has heart and that family is everything.

Story: Dennis Nancarrow Art: Larry Haines
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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