Hero Tomorrow Comics 2018
Written by Ted Sikora & Milo Miller
Illustrated by Benito Gallego
Coloured & Lettered by Ted Sikora
Mankind's unquenchable thirst for knowledge has awakened a macabre creature so gruesome, so ghastly... well, we wouldn't want to oversell it, but it's safe to say "The Million Year Hunger" is the most horrifying foe to ever appear in the entirety of comic book history. Apama is about to learn that dealing justice to nickel-n-dime hoods is a far cry from squaring off against a soul-sucking, inter-dimensional moon monster!
I am in a unique situation and that is I have access to books and companies most people don’t and this allows me to find some amazing stories that need to have a broader reach. This is one such book as the creators have impressed me time and again with what they bring to the table also I appreciate how receptive they’ve been to making sure I am able to do this for you. I am eternally grateful to them for allowing me to a part of their journey and I invite you along to join me on something so incredibly unique, fun and entertaining.
This issue in my humble opinion is an homage to the science fiction-horror films of the 1950’s. Those wonderfully cheesy films that paved the way for modern horror epics. Ted and Milo really have found a way to take that idea and run with it in such a way that is modern, refreshing and way too much fun for one person to handle. The opening here beautifully demonstrates the premise I have outlined as scientists try to figure out a new way to see if there is indeed water on the moon. To do this they sent a bomb to the moon to expose enough underneath the service and this sets off a chain reaction that no one at NASA could have been prepared for.
The way this book is structured is exceptional. While it seems on the surface that the story goes all over the place in reality it has this focus to it that ties what has happened before, more specifically last issues fight with Blade Guy, which allows us to actually meet someone new and establish that this series cares enough to ensure there are no loose ends. All of this also makes the characterisation that much stronger and continues to help the characters evolve and grow. There definitely are some unexpected moments which will take the story in a different direction at times and that’s something that I love.
The interiors here are fantastic as well and the more issues that come out the more I find that I appreciate the style more and that it seems Benito’s work gets that much stronger. Like we are seeing an evolution in his style and strength and it’s great to see happen. I’m seeing more manipulation of varying weights in the linework which gives us this wonderful access to the feelings and emotions of the story. The utilisation of page layouts and how we see the angles and perspective in the panels shows us a good solid eye for storytelling. Also to see so much background being utilised to expand the story and give sense of scope to what’s going on is so well done.
The story keeps growing and becoming something more than I had originally thought it would be. That the villains here are showcased continually as they learn and grow as well and are looming in the future to create some havoc of their own is amazing. Plus the current pop culture references, such as Project Runway—you’ll have to read to understand where that fits—make this as relevant as can be. With some incredible writing and creativity and imagination on display here is why I am such a fan of these folks. This is a series you need to be reading, asking your local comics shoppe to order. Spread the word Hero Tomorrow Comics is on the scene and not going anywhere.