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Review: The Recount #4

The Recount brings the first arc to a close with an action-packed issue worthy of the big screen.

Story: Jonathan Hedrick
Art: Joe Bocardo
Color: Sunil Ghagre
Letterer: Christian Docolomansky

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Review: The Recount #3

The Recount gets better and better with each issue. This one has so many moments that catch readers off guard and makes it one of the best comics out right now.

Story: Jonathan Hedrick
Art: Gabriel Ibarra Nuñez
Color: Sunil Ghagre
Letterer: Christian Docolomansky

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Review: The Recount #3

The Recount #3

The Recount has been an amazing series so far. The first and second issues were punches to the gut. The series delivers a story that feels so fantastical but at the same time so possible. The Recount focuses on “The Masses”, a group of individuals enacting revenge against the supporters of the former President. That includes individuals like the Vice President (now President) down to voters. It’s a purge of those considered traitors and those who enabled them. The Recount #3 packs a lot in bouncing around various plotlines with each delivering a punch and one defying expectations.

Writer Jonathan Hedrick has delivered a world and a premise that feels far too real after the events of January 6. He deftly juggles a lot of threads and directions delivering both a broad look as to what’s going on and keeping the story focused on the new President who must deal with a national uprising and a threat that can be anyone.

Hedrick could easily focus the entire comic on President McDearmon and Special Agent Barto and the threat to the nation and themselves. But Hedrick pulls things back also giving us glimpses of the betrayals/uprisings in various segments, the actions of individuals, and also those behind the attacks. And Hedrick keeps readers on their toes.

The attack on a couple by a man who lost his son in a war is revisited in this issue and its direction is one that’s truly unexpected. Hedrick has more going on than the stories of revenge and cathartic murderous glee. There’s some depth that’s a bit welcome making the series not quite as grim. Through the death and destruction there’s also a glimmer of hope as well.

The art by Gabriel Ibarra-Nuñez continues to impress. There’s a grit to it that matches the chaos and nature of the story. Sunil Ghagre‘s colors and Christian Docolomansky‘s lettering help bring it all together for a story that’s full of action but feel grounded in some ways too. There’s one particular scene and its depiction that’ll leave readers speechless in the delivery. It’s a spread that had me stop reading and reflect on what was happening. The team is able to deliver the shocking moments. They also are able to deliver real emotion as well as we witness towards the end of the issue.

The Recount #3 continues a series that deserves far more buzz than it has. This is a series that feels like it could be ripped from the headlines and perfect for television. It has such an amazing quality about it that I immediately want to know what happens next as a good action-thriller should. It’s a hell of a next issue that pulls off covering a lot and packing it into a single issue.

Story: Jonathan Hedrick Art: Gabriel Ibarra-Nuñez
Color: Sunil Ghagre Letterer: Christian Docolomansky
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: The Recount #2

The first issue of The Recount caught us off guard and the second issue is even better. The Recount #2 adds depth, ups the action, and has us excited to know who’s behind it all!

Story: Jonathan Hedrick
Art: Gabriel Ibarra Nunez
Color: Sunil Ghagre
Letterer: Christian Docolomansky

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Review: The Recount #2

The Recount #2

The first issue of The Recount blew me away. The concept was the right amount of “ripped from the headlines” and fantastical. Now, after January 6th, it’s not as fantastical and feels all too real. Somehow, it makes it even better. After The Recount #2, this is a comic that needs to be adapted to television or film. It’s one of the best new comics in recent years and I’m jonesing to read the next issue.

In the debut issue, President Christensen was assassinated during his resignation speech. An organization called “The Masses” has declared open season on anyone that has supported Christensen, from the Vice President down to his voters. It’s revenge for the corruption and crimes of Christensen. The Recount #2 gives us a tease of what Christensen has done and how deep the corruption goes and some of what was unleashed during his Presidency. We also get a tease as to who is behind “The Masses”.

Writer Jonathan Hedrick delivers an action-packed second issue whose pacing is spot on. The issue revolves around Meredith McDearmon, the former Vice President and now President who barely escaped an assassination attempt in the first issue. It’s a race to get her to safety and maybe find out more as to what’s going on.

Hedrick continues to show how thought out the series is with who is being targeted by members of “The Masses”. A voter is targeted and we’re given justifications as to why in a cold opening. Members of the Electoral College are targeted as well. Both show there’s been an attention to detail not just on the reasoning for this uprising and attacks but also who would be targeted. The first issue showed this as well. The series has turned into a close-to-home take on The Purge. After January 6th this over-the-top concept feels a bit more realistic. It’s no longer as much of an exaggeration as it could be a reality.

The art by Gabriel Ibarra-Nuñez is fantastic with such great action sequences. You get a cinematic feel to it all as the various characters interact playing their roles and delivering their lines. It’s not hard to imagine this series on the big or small screen. Sunil Gharge‘s colors and Christian Docolomansky‘s lettering all add to the quality of the comic. Everything is crisp capturing the concept and world in a way that adds to the gritty realism. A page shows various assassinations delivering an exclamation point on what’s happening. Arguments between characters are mixed with action sequences worthy of a blockbuster film. It all works and works really well.

The Recount #2 somehow outdoes the first issue. It ups the action while taking us a bit into the corruption that has gotten the country to this point. The first issue was a bit of a shock to the system with the second issue leading us to jaw-dropping action and excitement. It’s a hell of a series that’ll be a bit too close-to-home for some but if you can get past that, it’s a hell of a ride so far.

Story: Jonathan Hedrick Art: Gabriel Ibarra-Nuñez
Color: Sunil Ghagre Letterer: Christian Docolomansky
Story: 10 Art: 8.75 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Rebound #1

The allure of literary magazines is the simple escape that words can provide. They transport you to a world that your imagination takes you. This is what made Edgar Rice Burroughs books so infectious to read. Anyone who picks them up instantly gets pulled into how sweet the prose drips off the page. What brought this to mind, is that I recently found in The Mucker (The Man Without Soul), a ruffian that carries some characteristics from his more celebrated characters but has a grit all his own. I feel as though if Burroughs was alive today, he would have certainly explored the anthology format, magazine, or book, as his interests were not constricted to one genre.

From the geniuses at ComicHaus, we a get new anthology series Rebound which plays in more than one sandbox and readers are that much more fortunate for it.

In the first story, “Owl Tribe Music Chapter 1,” two friends from indigenous tribes embark on a murder mystery as young musician is taken under mysterious circumstances. In “The Bored and The Eternal,” a languishing superhero, reminisces about his better days, but chooses to continue journey by becoming a celestial being. In “The Tales of Jeff & George,” we follow two friends as thy are on a rollicking quest to find the “perfect scene.” In “Apes N Capes Chapter 1,” we are introduced to world where animals fill the human roles, and we a beleaguered superhero, who is dourer than Batman. In “Creator Process: Vince Rodriguez,” the talented artists give upcoming artists a lesson on how to draw hair. In “The Deep,” an undercover agent almost loses her herself and her life, as the lines get blurred. In “Dawn of The Dad Part 1,” a Ouija board brings “up” an unexpected surprise for one college student. In “Modern Testament: The Old Man and The Sea Serpent,” a grandfather still reaches out to his grandchildren from the stories he told. In “Shadows of Vicenti Chapter 1”, a family dinner, has a man wrought with guilt, as he knows his family’s misfortune was all his undoing.

But, the anthology doesn’t just feature comics, it also has interviews.  “Creator Focus: Richard Starkings”, allows us to get in depth with creator of Elephantmen.

The stories by the creators are all different but all very well told. The art too varies from story to story but complement each well. Overall, an excellent new series which will captivate the reader on every page.

Story: Kieran Squires, Bradley Golden, Thomas Hugo, Frank Martin, Grainne Mcentee, Edward R. Norden, Jason Snyder, Lukasz Wnuczek, Anita Zaramella
Art: Thomas Hugo, Reinaldo Lay, Edward R. Norden, Luca Salzano, Matt Rooke, Glenn B. Wang, Lukasz Wnuczek, Anita Zaramella, Michael Stock, Christian Docolomansky, Vince Wooten
Story: 9.2 Art: 9.4 Overall:9.6 Recommendation: Buy

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