Review: Heart of Weirdness
Strap in readers for one heck of a ride! Heart of Weirdness is a romping genius of a comic, which unites color and art with good minimalist writing, allowing the reader to become absorbed in the artwork and really feel the story. The use of color throughout is strikingly impressive and immersive.
The issue centers around a mad military scientist who has turned on his colleagues (an alien species) and is fully armed, dangerous and a bit of a psychopath! A soldier is selected to travel to the same alternative universe and “neutralize” the threat. Chosen for his previously demonstrated mental strength, this soldier is deemed the least likely to suffer mentally as a result of the mission. This is a central consideration as nobody actually knows how far the soldier’s sanity will be stretched when traveling to an alternative universe, or in deed, locating and dealing with the target.
The soldier is given a nifty device which really does come in handy in multiple sticky situations. I absolutely love the way that this device is drawn and the label descriptors that allow the reader to understand how the device works, and the purposes it might be helpful for. It’s a really good touch to bring the reader into the story.
The writing, by Seth Andrew Jacob, in this issue is minimal, used only where needed, and there are several pages with absolutely no writing. This is something I particularly liked about this comic as all of the writing is good, with no elaborate and unnecessary embellishments.
Overall, I really enjoyed reading this issue. It is bright, colorful, weird and most importantly: something different. If you are looking for something fresh then this is definitely the comic for you.
Story: Seth Andrew Jacob Art: Alchemichael Colours: Pete Toms Letters: Colin Bell Design: Dylan Todd
Story: 8 Art: 10 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy
Seth Andrew Jacob provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for rview