REVIEW: ORPHAN BLACK #1
Rating if the Book Were a Movie: PG-13
Writer: Graeme Manson, John Fawcett, Jody Houser
Art: Szymon Kydranski
Colors: Mat Lopes
Letters: Neil Uyetake
Editor: Denton J. Tipton
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Interior Artwork: 3.5
Cover Artwork: 3.2
About the Book:
This book is based on the TV series of the same name, and tells the story of a gal named Sarah as she discovers her past, while trying to live as someone who looks like her.
The cover of this book looks more like a magazine rather than a comic, being that it is based on a live action series of the same name. That said, the photograph is a good publicity shot.
The interior artwork is well done, it shows what the characters are going through with great detail. The emotions on the face in the artwork also brings the reader into the lives of the characters, bringing in a certain amount of investment into the storyline. Which is something that always helps when you want a reader to invest in the story itself.
The overall story seems to be that of intrigue, suspense and cloning. Which leads to a bigger plot line that I myself do not know. But it gets my interest enough that I want to look into the story more. That in itself is a good thing for the reader, the ability to draw interest into the story and make the reader want more.
Based on a show on the BBC I think the book makes a great attempt at matching the show, and is definitely worth picking up and pursuing.
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