ComiXology Originals 2019
Written by Vita Ayala & Danny Lore
Illustrated by Jamie Jones
Lettered & Designed by Ryan Ferrier
THE MYTH, THE LEGEND
Aya follows rumors of the famous Quarter Killer to the Rogue's Gallery Arcade, where she begs them to help rescue her father - a company hacker himself - from men who are forcing him to do crime. Usually a job like this would cost at least 9 quarters, but something about The Girl makes QK takes the case pro bono. A locate and extract case.
So every Wednesday this month ComiXology has released and a brand new Original series. This is the fourth of those and all I have to say is hot diggity. All of them have been amazing in their separate ways and with such talent behind them it isn't surprising that I am enjoying this much. I have advocated for you to check em out and even if you aren't a fan of the digital platform and prefer physical copies, I am one of those people by the way, you won't be able read this any other way. I say try it and see it is worth it to read these ComiXology Original books they rival anything you'll find on shelves today.
I am thoroughly enjoying the way that this is being told. The story & plot development here is sensational as the information that is revealed just seems to wet the appetite for more. The character development is marvellous and honestly if we are going to get to see more of Aya and she gets to keep interacting with these folks then I'm even further into this than I already am. While the ending here may say one thing what we see throughout says another and honestly she and Lo Tek yeah these two belong working together their dialogue and interactions are just so perfect.
Also when we factor in the pacing as it picks up everything and moves it ever forward and brings us to the twists and turns that always seem to complicate matters while simultaneously making them interesting as all get out. I think the fact that we aren't all that sure of what year it is or what's really going around here and why certain items seem to be obsolete and I think this another contributing factor when it comes to piquing the curiosity of readers' like myself. We see the blanks and have this innate desire to fill them in and when what we see doesn't do that our minds wander and we become engaged in completely new ways.
The interiors here aren't what I was expecting in the least. This isn't normally the type of work I gravitate towards but there is this undeniable charm to it that cannot be denied. The characters all have very great distinct looks and body types that not only show a marvellous imagination and creativity but also begs the question how far advanced is this tech? The linework is nice and while there isn't a whole lot of variation in the weights what we do see is great. The utilisation of the page layouts and how we see the angles and perspective in the panels show a splendid eye for storytelling. The colour work is blowing me away! Not only do we see the various hues and tones which do a superb job in creating shading and shadows. But the trim in Quarter Killers outfit with the reds and golds and even purple in the shadows without visible linework is a complete wow factor.
They really do a great job with this book. I am so completely enamoured with the story and our introduction to the characters and the world they inhabit. There is a great vibe to what we see and what we don't see leaves us wondering and wanting more. It doesn't take long to become invested and completely engaged in what is happening here. My advice pull the trigger and give these a read you won't be sorry you did.