Saturday, June 20, 2009
Heroes Con '09 - The Contingent
At Heroes Con I was able to meet the creator and writer for The Contingent as well as picking up the first issue. This issue was great read. The premise behind the comic is a school that teaches super human children to hone their abilities.
Now the first issue was basically an introduction of the series and specifically two characters. Miguel, a boy from Bolivia with abilities, and John Forkey who is, at this point in the story, someone who works for the school and recruits the people with abilities. It is a very smooth segue into the series that helps readers get to understand what kind of series they are getting into without forcing huge amounts of information onto the comic.
The art in the comic is great and colors are vibrant. Artist Zeu, draws in a way that emotion isn't just seen but it's felt and the colorist Javi Laparra uses bold colors that seem to pop of the page.
If you are looking for a good, clean, fun comic you should definitely pick up The Contingent.