Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Punx of Rage #1

Published by Strictly Underground Comics
Written by Joe Robinson Currie
Breakdowns by Glyph Sputnik

It is a great time to be an indie comic publisher today. You can go the digital route or the traditional one. You can reach your audience directly. A publisher can also publish what they want. Of course, there are going to be some bad writing and some good ones. Punx of Rage is actually very good.

The key to introducing a new hero or heroes to a new audience is to keep it simple. There are so many other great stories that people would prefer to spend their money on so you have to grab them with likeable characters with a simple story line. The Punx are a group of vigilantes who want to keep their community clear of criminals.

The breakdowns by Glyph Sputnik are pretty good. The story flows. Joe Currie had 20 pages to get it right and he dives in and gives the reader exactly what they need. The panels flow and are not difficult to follow despite the fact that Currie and Sputnik set up the panels in an non traditional manner. That is tough to pull off and they do it well. At the end, they introduce a key player in the Punx of Rage with enough mystery to want the reader to pick up the next issue.

My only issue with the comic is the lettering. The bubbles seem to be a little too large and take away from the action. Other than that, I look forward to reading more issues about the Punx of Rage.