Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Idolized #0

It's not surprising that comics have tapped into reality television for new approaches to the idea of the superhero in the modern world.

But where most take a straightforward approach, the new comic Idolized promises something different.

That's evident in this #0 issue as we meet Joule, a beautiful woman who lives in a world where superpowers are commonplace.

When she sees an ad for the TV show "Superhero Idol," she is inspired. But she's not interested in fame and money - she sees this as a chance for revenge.

The preview gives us a look at how she fares - and even gives a dark look at the outcome.

The story is written by David Schwartz, and it does an excellent job teasing the series. The art is by Micah Gunnell, with colors by David Curiel, and it's quite good - lively and animated, a good mix between real-world events and superheroics.

I should admit that I'm not a big fan of reality TV, but this is certainly off to an interesting start. Idolized may be one to watch.

Grade: A-



Glen Davis said...

I don't know. I think comics ran the reality TV thing into the ground already.

Chuck said...

I agree, but this one does promise a different take on the genre. Personally, I think TV has run reality TV into the ground.