Notice I didn’t say mutant sharks, hybrid sharks, alien sharks, or any other possible title that could be used to explain how or why these creatures are where they are. How do they breathe? How do they move? How are they suited to this environment? Sorry, this isn’t that kind of book.
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This is an unconventional sci-fi story, written as an old detective noir. It comes complete with all and layers of grit, grime, and hard-nosed fast talking characters straight out of the 40s that you would expect from that particular genre.
If I’m being totally honest, Cry Havoc is not a comic, my friends. No, it is an artistic showcase. While on the very surface it is an enjoyable read, and visually fun to look at, this is no Michael Bay popcorn movie of a book. Cry Havoc is an extremely decisive and deliberately crafted work worthy of multiple reads.
While this first issue is fairly new-reader friendly (any absolutely essential information is provided via flashback or the recap page), it accomplishes frustratingly little and spreads itself way too thin. In its brisk 22 pages, the book sets up three different story lines.
More creators, creating more content outside the major publishers leads to more diversity in the marketplace, which means there is a little more of something for every taste.