Evoluzione Publishing 2016
Written by Marcel Dupree
Penciled by Carlos Trigo
Inked by Gulliver Vianei
Coloured by Andrea Celestini
Lettered & Designed by Marco Della Verde
Last issue we met Jason and we saw that after a cruel prank he found a crashed spaceship and an alien. New kid in school and Dad isn’t the easiest person to talk to and little sister well yeah sisters do we need to say more. Actually she’s quite the pistol and has some great lines in the short amount of time we see her. We pick up this issue with Jason just getting home after his ordeal.
Father and son arguments and explanations can sometimes be the best things around and that Jason is pretty darn honest about what happened and his dad not believing a word of it well that’s just some honest storytelling. I do like the way Marcel takes us on a journey this issue with Jason and his dad. While we get to see more of what dad does and the conflict that will eventually cause when the full events of what happened in the woods comes to pass for now the whole secretive aspect of it is intriguing. Though let’s also be honest for a moment knowing now what he does and where he went with what Jason gave him you’d think he’d be a bit more lenient.
When Marcel delves into what dad does things really do take an interesting turn of events. Suddenly there’s more going on here than I had originally suspected and that keeps my curiosity piqued. It explains why they moved here and expands the world that Jason lives in and as a direct result puts the two of them on a collision course that neither is aware of. It’s just good solid writing and it’s done so that the pacing is great and the story development exciting to see unfold.
The interiors are really good all-ages style work. There are strong features and great use of page layouts with angles and perspective. The flow through the book is well controlled visually and the imagination and creativity on display is great to see. The use of backgrounds here are well utilised and help to flesh out the scenes.
I like this series and while I question how quickly Jason has accepted his alien companion he’s a teenager and they are more adaptable than we give them credit for. It’s a story with incredibly solid characterisation a premise that promotes intrigue and action and adventure that will excite readers of all ages. That Marcel has introduced us to a great new character who has plenty of room for development and growth shouldn’t go unnoticed.
Baranzu is the backup feature here and it’s also written by Marcel Dupree with illustrations by Joel Cotejar and coloured by Franco Riesco.
Old Japanese mythology being introduced to American raised grandchildren yeah it’s something that as westerner we don’t see enough of. It’s creative, interesting and well done. There’s a nice level of introduction to another culture here that stands out from a creative point of view.
Evoluzione Publishing has a very nice and creative group of individuals here to bring these stories to life. It’s companies like this that keep the excitement of comics alive and well today and why I love the little guys. You can get your copy here-- https://gumroad.com/l/VXknZ