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Preview: Heroes: Vengeance TPB

HEROES VENGEANCE TPB

Writers: Seamus Kevin Fahey & Zach Craley
Artist: Rubine
Cover: Paul Pope
FC – 128pp – $14.99 – On Sale: June 8

The five-part Vengeance story arc focuses on Oscar Gutierrez’s origins and time as the second El Vengador… before the mantle was passed to his brother Carlos in Heroes Reborn… Guest-starring Father Mauricio, Officer Dearing and other characters from the Heroes Reborn show…

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Review: Heroes Vengeance #5

HeroesComic5_CoverOscar’s El Vengador story comes to an epic end in the final part of ‘Vengeance’. It’s a few days before the explosive events of Odessa, and it’s all-out war between Oscar and Pelon’s gang. Plus, the fate of the original El Vengador – Oscar/Carlos’s grandfather…

Heroes: Vengeance #5 could be considered cut into two mini issues. The first is how the El Vengador from the to be, as his the mask is viewed is more of an icon. While the second part, is more of the the Oscar gained the mask.  Along with why he choose to use it, as a symbol. It all reminds me of another well known “coweled,” superhero.

The urban themed, well drawn action continues as the final issue comes to pass. Similar to past issues, the atmosphere is gritty, dark, and reminds me of similar vengeful themed antihero/superhero comics.

Honestly I’m curious to see if the next mini series Heroes: Godsend continues this gritty, urban, atmosphere.

Story: Seamus Kevin Fahey, Zach Craley Art: Rubine
Story: 8.5 Art: 9 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Titan Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Review: Heroes: Vengeance #4

heroescomic4-size-600In the past, the original El Vengador is forced to fight for his honor, while in the present, Carlos faces a military tribunal. As if that’s not enough, Pelon threatens Oscar and his family.

Heroes: Vengeance #4 is filled with backstory, as the history of the wrestler who originally dawned the mask is told. Written by Seamus Kevin Fahey and Zach Craley, the issue is a light change of pace, but that manages to blend into the story oddly well given who the wrestler was. Of course the main story and the little side story, are connected since the mask links the characters. Anymore I reveal, spoils the story.

Like previous issues, the art work by Rubine is superb. I will admit the “brightness,” that shows the flashbacks is a nice contrast from the present. The transition between past and present is done seamlessly outside of the color differences. Of course the grittiness of the of the present is incredibly consistent like it is in previous issues.

Story: Seamus Kevin Fahey, Zach Craley Art: Rubine
Story: 7.5 Art: 8.0 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Buy

Titan Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Review: Heroes Vengeance #3

Heroes3_Cover A_RubineThe ‘Vengeance’ storyline continues! The origin of the previous El Vengador continues as he meets a certain Father Mauricio and discovers his secret… Plus a familiar face returns – with a deadly agenda, and the Diablos gang are still causing problems…

Honestly, this is the best one yet. It manages to introduce a lot of backstory in such a small amount of pages, which is impressive.  Along with managing to show how the underground railroad concept was set up to get EVO’s out of the city. While it may not as action filled as the last two issues, the amount of backstory introduced a lot, that ties in with the show well.

Both the main cover, and the alternate cover are superbly well drawn. While they both take a different approach to the story itself, they both suit what rests inside well. The artwork inside is superb as well, featuring a few flashbacks early on, as El Vengador fights an unknown enemy. However I really wish they would have a preview of the smuggled in EVO’s and there powers. That was one of my favorite panels in the issue. Each of them has a unique power, and some have a unusual and unique appearance.

Story: Seamus Kevin Fahey, Zach Craley Art: Rubine
Story: 8.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Titan Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Heroes Vengeance #3

​HEROES VENGEANCE #3

Writer: Seamus Fahey & Zach Craley
Artist: Rubine
Cover A: Rubine
Cover B: Agustin Padilla
Publisher: Titan Comics
Page Count: 32​pp​
Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: December 9

The ‘Vengeance’ storyline continues! The origin of the previous El Vengador continues as he meets a certain Father Mauricio and discovers his secret… Plus a familiar face returns – with a deadly agenda, and the Diablos gang are still causing problems…

Heroes3_Cover A_Rubine

Review: Heroes Vengeance #2

Heroes 2 A Cover_Rubine“Vengeance” Part Two It’s a day in the life of El Vengador, as he tries to balance his family life with his dealings with LA gangsters. But how will El Vengador cope when the stakes are raised and he is forced to fight a huge, fiery Evo? Plus: Discover El Vengador’s lair!

Heroes Vengeance #2 continues the story of the original El Vengador, and he came to fight the good fight against the gangsters of LA. While he pushes the good fight, as the vigilante hero going up against gangsters, EVOs, and his duty to protect his family. This book delves more into the characters childhood, and how it defined him. Defined how he became a hero and why he fights.

The contrast used in the first issue continues in this one as well with splendid results. Compared to the first issue this one isn’t as dark, or action packed as the first. The art combines with the story, as it trades back forth between the past, and the present. Contributing to the natural balance that seems to flow throughout the book.

Story: Seamus Kevin Fahey, Zach Craley Art: Rubine
Story: 8.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Titan Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Review: Heroes Vengeance #1

HeroesComic1_CoverA_INGFresh from the brand new Heroes Reborn TV show, the Heroes comic will delve into the secrets of the characters. Each five-part story arc will spotlight a different character, exploring secrets behind what makes them tick.

The first prequel/tie-in to Heroes Reborn, Heroes: Vengeance talks about the origins of the original El Vengador, and why he choose to take up the mask, so to speak. While he is mentioned in the show, the original doesn’t get much screen time. However, the comic, written by Seamus Fahay and Zach Craley, does a great job of filling in the gap, and the origins of the masked vigilante.

The artwork by Rubine defiantly has an authentic, grittiness of what you would expect of a downtown Los Angeles. While the action scenes are dark, violent (for the must part), and filled with action. It continues mostly with the dark theme in the scenes when he is in a mask as his wrestler persona. While he is not in the mask, the colors are brighter, and more vibrant. That simple contrast makes it easy to distinguish the man, from the mask.

Story: Seamus Fahay, Zach Craley Art: Rubine
Story: 8 Art: 9 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

Titan Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Heroes Vengeance #2

​HEROES VENGEANCE #2

Writer: Seamus Fahey & Zach Craley
Artist: Rubine
Cover By: Rubine
Publisher: Titan Comics
Page Count: 32​pp​
Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: November 11, 2015

It’s a day in the life of El Vengador, as he tries to balance his family life with his dealings with LA gangsters. But how will El Vengador cope when the stakes are raised and he is forced to fight a huge, fiery Evo? Plus: Discover El Vengador’s lair!

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NYCC 2015: Heroes Vengeance #1 NYCC Exclusive and Variant Covers

With the debut issue of Heroes: Vengeance hitting comic stores this week Titan Comics has shared all the stunning variant covers, including the below NYCC exclusive by Paul Pope.

The comic series is written by Heroes Reborn Producer Seamus Fahey and Heroes comic writer Zach Craley with illustrations by artist Rubine. The series​ expands on the TV universe, revealing secrets about key characters in the show.

Preview: Heroes: Vengeance #1

​HEROES VENGEANCE #1

Writer: Seamus Fahey & Zach Craley
Artist: Rubine
Cover By: Paul Pope
Publisher: Titan Comics
Page Count: 32​pp​
Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: October 7, 2015

Fresh from the brand new Heroes Reborn TV show, the Heroes comic will delve into the secrets of the characters. Each five-part story arc will spotlight a different character, exploring secrets behind what makes them tick.

​HEROES VENGEANCE #1

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