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REVIEW: Power Broker #2

Book Title: Power Broker #2

Book Description: In the first installment of “Power Broker” we learned that with scientific advancements humans are able to make changes in their DNA sequence. We’re not talking about little things like giving yourself a different eye or hair color. This is on a much grander scale. Be it flying, unnatural strength, speed, or anything else that can be thought of, scientists are able to give people superpowers. Virtually nothing is impossible. There’s quite a lucrative market in modifying people to give them these abilities. People are taking out second mortgages so they can fly for a month. On the street people can get illegal modifications for a fraction of the price. These illegal modifications don’t always go as intended. Sometimes customers are irreversibly altered with mutations that are more of a hindrance than a help. Sometimes people get modifications and then go on crime sprees. To keep these occurrences in check, the government has created an agency to enforce anything to do with modifications. The Central Brokering Agency his a team of modified agents at their disposal for any event that comes up. At the conclusion of the first issue we see someone with modifications make an assassination attempt on agent Mason Cleaver. In the second installment of “Power Broker” we see some of the fallout from the assassination attempt. Mason isn’t hurt; but he isn’t happy. One of his favorite pieces of artwork in his home was shot. Who is behind this? Why did they choose Mason? How did a gunman miss an agent armed only with a towel at point blank range? There are more questions than answers. Elsewhere we get to meet the queen of the modification world, Madame Duvray. We learn how her team of research scientists were the ones to crack the code in human DNA. As a result, she is one of the most powerful people in Potentia. Like most powerful individuals, Madame Duvray has some secrets. With that being said, she has the luxury of power. Even if her secrets were discovered, who would believe it?

Book Author: Todd Vicino

Book Format: Paperback

Publisher - Orgnization: Unlikely Heroes Studios

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Illustrator: Jon Kutzer

  • Story
    (4.1)
  • Interior Art
    (3.8)
  • Cover Art
    (4.3)
  • Dialogue
    (3.8)
  • Mechanics
    (3.9)
  • Editing
    (3.8)
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Summary

The first issue of “Power Broker” is the meat and potatoes. It has a fascinating premise that kicked off quite a discussion between my friend and I about legality vs. morality… and how long it would take before someone used these abilities for nefarious purposes.

This issue is the steak sauce, horseradish, and all the fixings for your potatoes. This is where the flavor pops. We’re no longer speaking in platitudes. We’re seeing actual applications to these theories and the winding roads they can take us down.

The first thought I had when I saw this cover was “What in the world is that?!”. It piqued my curiosity and made me want to know more. That is precisely what the cover of a comic book should do.

The interior artwork meshes perfectly with the story. I particularly liked seeing Madame Duvray’s gala. Seeing the living statues and the upper echelon of high society clamoring to get a brief moment of Madame Duvray’s time shows us just how much influence she truly has.

As a geek on a budget I’m thoroughly enjoying where “Power Broker” is going. This story has a rock solid foundation with unlimited potential. It’s well worth the price of admission to get into this series.

You can get your copy of the first two issues of “Power Broker” at:

www.uhstudios.com/kickit

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I grew up loving all things geek. I started reading and collecting comics when I was 8. My personal collection has roughly 8,000 books in it. When I’m not doing something geek-related I love spending time with my amazing wife and kids, gaming, and working on cross stitch projects.

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