Families are one of those things that comprise our identity. It’s something we’re shaped by from birth. Those around give us our first belief system. As we grow older, our friends group and our education directs it in fascinating directions. Still at the end of the day, we are tethered to that family no matter who they are to you.
This holds true even when they are not the best people in the world. You soon realize the fractures in who they are. This becomes even more apparent, as you notice those same imperfections in yourself. In Monica Rambeau: Photon #1, we find our hero having to balance who she is as a superhero and a family member.
We find Monica back in New York, as she tries on her superhero name, Photon, while getting used to being a celebrity and balancing real ife. Meanwhile in the Sanctum Sanctorium, Wong and Dr. Strange are playing chess , when Monica comes though to return the Stone of Hal for safekeeping. Just when our heroes think it was an easy day, they get a threat outside, who has outmatched Monica, leaving Spider-Man to swing by to help. By the issue’s end, they defeat the threat , leaving a bigger mystery, while she deals with family drama back home in New Orleans, and a better understanding of herself, knowing that she needs peace.
Overall, Monica Rambeau: Photon #1 is an excellent debut issue that will have fans ready for the Marvels movie. The story by Ewing is fun. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, a fine reintroduction of this legacy hero that will have fans worldwide ready for her big screen debut.
Story: Eve Ewing Art: Lucas Marseca, Ivan Fiorelli
Color: Carlos Lopez Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy
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