Similar to Zombies, the Post Apocalyptic adventure never gets old. There are just so many ways the world could end Meteors, Super Volcano, Solar Flare, Nuclear War, you name it, and we want to read about it. In The Massive, the story starts immediately after the world has ended and The Ninth Wave Oceanic Activist Group… the characters we’re tagging along with have no clue what has happened (my monies on a cataclysmic poll shift). They are aboard the conservationist ship Kapitol searching for any sign of civilization and avoiding pirates at the same time.
The book looks phenomenal the sequences help the reader to understand just how dire the situation is that the crew of the Kapitol finds themselves in. The flashback sequences adequately convey an understanding that the events happening within are not real time. That helped t alleviate any confusion on the reader’s part. The colors seem to lay dormant until the artist wants them to be seen at which time they tend to jump off of the page.
The dialogue helped the reader to understand the world that these events were happening in. Kal, the Captain (Looks oddly like Dr. Benton Quest) is constantly trying to do the right thing in a world that is oh so wrong. I will be interesting to see how long he will be able to keep is composure under constant threat from attacking pirates and a crew that needs him to make the hard calls.
All of the right components are here, the dialogue works and the art is excellent but for some reason the first issue just didn’t do a thing for me. I say keep an eye on this one for the potential that it has.