Review: The Four Points #1

The Four Points summed up in one sentence; All-female Planateers from Captain Planet, minus Heart and Captain Planet. It's fairly obvious from the cover that the women in this book control the elements, which is strange that they hide it for most of the issue. The women (or at least one of them) have other powers. TheFourPoints-01a-GundersonThere's a rich girl whose parents die and being the sole heir she inherits her parents side "business." Which is tracking down weird anomalies in the world, like a UFO in a T-Rex skeletons mouth for example. So this gives you the background for the world. The women have to team up to defeat some oncoming evil.

I have no idea why a clandestine organization, that we’re told can run easily without the girl, tell the girl just because she’s the heir, I guess they need her to keep signing their pay-sheets. Any time a late teen gets that much control over a company, let alone an underground clandestine one, my belief-suspension-machine (some call it a brain) questions things.

The artwork is nice if a little generic. The main characters are all gorgeously thin, buxom and have junk-in-the-trunk (nice to have super powers and look like a super model (Ides for a new book; Super-Powered Super-Models, fuck yeah that will sell)). The plot was a little slow but it's a first issue so you have to get the origin and world built (don't you?), which is slow.

It's a quick read and fairly enjoyable if not wholly original, hopefully the next few issues will up the ante.

Score: 2/5

The Four Points #1 Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Jordan Gunderson Colorist: Valentino Pinto Publisher: Aspen Comics Price: $3.99 Release Date: 4/8/15 Format: Mini-Series; Print/Digital