Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Cap Stone #1

   I tend to admire comics that take an original approach to a story - and this one does that in spades.

   Cap Stone is the story of superhero Captain Stone. He's gone missing, and no one knows what happened to him.

   The thing is, he's also missing in this comic. Instead, it follows the story of a young woman who lives a strange, solitary (and somewhat disturbing) existence.

   She recounts her story, including her odd relationship with her father (who has some less-than-legal side interests) and her reasons for dropping off the grid.

   But as to how she's connected to Cap - well, you'll have to uncover that on your own.

   Writers Christina McCormack and Liam Sharp have crafted a twisty,  disturbing but compelling story here, and you'll be hard pressed to keep from turning up for the next chapter. (By the way, this comic is not one for kids.)

   The art is also by Sharp, and it's an interesting style, very reminiscent of Bill Sienkiewicz's paintings, with stylized art images next to unique characterizations.

   There aren't too many comics around that offer a truly unique vision. Here's one now!

Grade: A-


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