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Review: The Perhapanauts: Second Chances #1

The Perhapanauts: Second Chances #1

Bigfoot! El Chupacabra! The Mothman! Ghosts! The world may be growing smaller every day, but there are dark and terrible things still out there in the woods, shadowy corners full of mystery and dread. Who else are you going to send out to investigate? The Perhapanauts! Our intrepid Heroes travel back in time to investigate one of the most incredible events in paranormal history – Only to find that The Flatwoods Monster is much more than anyone imagined! The adventure begins in The Perhapanauts: Second Chances #1!

I won’t lie, I wanted to read this based solely on the name – I had no idea that this wasn’t the introduction to this world when I picked up the comic, but it really didn’t matter because Perhapanauts had a ring to it I couldn’t ignore.

This comic was an absolute blast.

The Perhapanauts: Second Chances #1 is comprised of three short stories, each written by Todd Dezago with art by Craig Rosseau. Rosseau colors the first story but Fico Renzi takes over for the other two. Each of the three stories are great, and given that there’s a few jokes or lines that went mostly over my head, it’s got me on the hunt for the first volume of Perhapanauts.

The first story in the comic, The Flatwoods Monster, has a decidedly sci-fi twist with the team using their time travel abilities to find out what happened at an alien encounter because they’re curious; it’s light enough to be enjoyed without any foreknowledge of the team, but Dezago leaves just enough to have you think about the events – there’s no shock ending, but what is here is really well done.

Whereas the middle story, Seven Months Earlier, picks up right at the tale of a rescue mission that hasn’t exactly gone according to plan; full of action and fast-paced scenes, Seven Months Earlier has a lot more tension than the other two, and hits you like a slap in the face after the gentle pacing of The Flatwoods Monster.

The comic is rounded out by Fiepick, a relatively quick story that’s told almost entirely in nine by nine grids over four pages. Honestly, it was probably my favourite of the lot because of its simplicity.

Perhapanauts: Second Chances #1 isn’t going to blow you away immediately, but this is the kind of comic that reminds me of why I fell in love with comics in the first place. For me, that’s priceless.

Story: Todd Dezago Art: Craig Rousseau
Colors: Craig Rousseau and Fico Renzi (the second two stories).
Story: 8.2 Art: 8.1 Overall: 8.2 Recommendation: Buy

Scout provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Purchase: Scout Comics

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Wednesdays (and now Tuesdays) are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

Black Friday #3 (Scout Comics) – This has been a fantastic horror series that plays with the horror that is Black Friday at big box retail stores.

BRZRKR #3 (BOOM! Studios) – The high-profile series has been interesting so far and this issue promises to dive further into the character of B giving us something more than just action.

Compass #1 (Image Comics) – The series sounds like an Indiana Jones like adventure as Shahidah El-Amin searches for the secret to eternal life.

Heroes Reborn #7 (Marvel) – The event wraps up and we’re interested in seeing how. As a whole, the story has been a bit mixed in quality but there’s obviously a bigger picture here.

Nottingham #4 (Mad Cave Studios) – The new take on the classic story of Robin Hood has been amazing so far.

Perhapanauts: Second Chances #1 (Scout Comics) – The heroes head back in time to investigate The Flatwoods Monster!

Planet-Sized X-Men #1 (Marvel) – It’s a big enough issue that Marvel didn’t provide a preview. Which makes us all the more interested.

Save Yourself #1 (BOOM! Studios) – What if the heroes you looked up to weren’t what you though they were?

Seven Swords #1 (AfterShock) – Swashbuckling adventure bringing together literary heroes!

Silver City #2 (AfterShock) – The first issue reminded us a lot of Dark City and we want to see where this interesting take on the afterlife goes.

Space Pirate Captain Harlock #1 (Ablaze) – Set within the timeline of the original series, Captain Harlock heads out to new adventure. Planet Earth is threatened by an upcoming invasion by the Sylvidres and despite being banished as a pirate, Captain Harlock won’t give up trying to save the world.

Stake #4 (Scout Comics) – The series has been a nice updated take on the classic vampire genre with a lot of small details that makes it well worth checking out.

Static: Season One #1 (DC Comics/Milestone) – The Dakotaverse is back! After a long wait, it’s finally here and we’re beyond excited to dive back into this amazing world of heroes and villains.

Venom #35 (Marvel) – It’s a big enough issue that Marvel didn’t provide a preview. Which makes us all the more interested.