By Dustin Cabeal
The Escort seems to be capitalizing on a trend that’s already fading… powerful women with bows and arrows. The title also feels a bit misleading in that the average comic reader isn’t going to think of the main character as someone who escorts people, but as someone who “escorts” people. I raised an eyebrow wondering what exactly I had been sent for review.
Then there’s the setting… dystopian future. I found the locational setting to be interesting, but I really question the research the writer did. I get that it’s the future and all, but when you show me Denver as a suburb of shit and then Thornton looking like the Emerald City’s silver coated sister… well, I’m left to question how Colorado’s largest city would be dwarfed by an average suburb? Sure, not everyone is going to have the knowledge of Colorado like I do, having been born there and lived there most of my life, but that’s like saying your World War II story doesn’t have to be accurate because you weren’t there.
As for the story, itself, it’s about a woman that takes on dangerous jobs, has no friends and doesn’t like people knowing her business. The only other thing the issue establishes is that someone doesn’t want her taking her current job… in Thornton. Oh, and the bow and arrow thing.
The art was not my favorite thing about the issue. It’s a style I am not fond of and vastly different from the cover. The coloring lacked personality and didn’t add any depth to the art. Not that it could have changed that much about it, but it could have helped more by continuing the style established on the front cover.
I’ve read worse. I hate to say that, but that’s the best I can do here. Nothing is original, the character is one-dimensional and best described by her gimmick. The setting is overdone and offers nothing new to the genre. It's very doubtful that I’ll be back to see how this escort mission turns out, but I hope the creators keep at it and keep making comics they love.
The Escort # 1
Creators: Iggy Michniacki, J.C. Grande, Esteban Salinas
Publisher: Project -Nerd Publishing
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