Project I.M.P.A.C.T - Issue 1 & 2 Review
Writer: Alan Russette
Art: Stephan Petersen
Colours: Gary Scott Beatty (1) & Linda Scott Campbell (2)
Reviewed By: Dean Asquith
My Rating: 🏹🏹🏹
This series follows the adventures of Project: I.M.P.A.C.T. - a Canadian superhero team operating in the Great White North tasked with protecting the country from parahuman threats. And in issue 2, Seism hits the training field to work on his control. Meanwhile, Pulsar investigates a break-in at the Royal Ontario Museum!
I had the great opportunity to read and review these 2 issues of the new Project I.M.P.A.C.T and I was pleasantly surprised. Initially seeing the covers, I was apprehensive as the covers didn’t really give anything away. I was worried that it was ‘just another superhero comic’. Trust me, it’s not. This series takes inspiration from all the classic superhero stories and merges them. Yes there are some teething issues but it is very rare to come across a comic/comic series that is ultimately perfect.
The story of Project I.M.P.A.C.T is pretty good, there's a decent amount of intrigue and mystery in the background with props up the action intense panels of the issues. It may seem disjointed to begin with but the writer Alan Russette swiftly ties up each aspect. If you read the background statements at the beginning it also helps understand the direction in which the issue is going. I really appreciated these openings to the issue, it provided good background and prepared me for the story ahead.
The artwork is brilliant, I really enjoyed the real life inspirations for the settings, it provided a nice Canadian setting for the all Canadian story which i really enjoyed seeing. The artwork on each character is distinctive and each of their powers have a uniqueness about them.
Issue 2 really steps up a gear for me and I enjoyed this more so than the first, which wasn’t bad at all. Issue 2 had more character development and I really enjoy seeing this in fresh comics, I want to know each character's powers and history so as a result of issue 2 doing just that I enjoyed it more. It also had a dragon...I mean come on… you can't not love a dragon!
Overall I enjoyed these issues, the writing is excellent and the art is engaging. I feel like there should've been a broader character development in issue 2 rather than having focus on 2, however I'm sure this will be covered in future issues which I will be sure to pick up and read. Once again to the team, thank you for the opportunity to read and review these issues.
“A Pulsar is a rotating neutron star that emits electromagnetic radiation, kinda like I do. That’s why I took the name” - Pulsar