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REVIEW: Project Superheroes: Fractured States #1

Book Title: Project Superheroes: Fractured States #1

Book Description: In the 20th Century America believed it was on top of the world. After emerging victorious from two world wars and being perceived by much of the world as the gold standard, how could it not? It was the age of the Superpowers. Heroes with unique abilities protected the world, especially the United States. In the 21st century disaster struck. Plague,climate change, and the collapse of ecosystems have changed many things in America. Florida is completely underwater. They have swamp monsters that are bigger than houses. The rich moved to cities with higher elevations and left the poor to fend for themselves.The entire country is in an endless civil war. Unlike the first civil war when it was the North pitted against the South there are many factions. The Superheroes are nowhere to be seen in all of this. Someone is hunting them down. We see a battle between a hero called The Flag and an unnamed assailant. The Flag gives it his all; but it doesn’t end well. In 2052 a man with no memory or recollection of who he is awakens in an underground storage room. When he opens the door it begins flooding. He finds himself in a dilapidated amusement park that looks like something from a horror movie…. And this is just the beginning.

Book Author: Ron Martz and Andy Lanning

Book Format: Paperback

Publisher - Orgnization: Dynamite

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Illustrator: Emilio Utrera

  • Story
    (3.3)
  • Interior Art
    (3.7)
  • Cover Art
    (3.7)
  • Dialogue
    (3.2)
  • Mechanics
    (3.2)
  • Editing
    (3.5)
3.4

Summary

“Project Superheroes: Fractured States” caught my attention as soon as I saw it on the shelves of my local comic book store. While it doesn’t feature any of the characters, the artwork creates plenty of intrigue. Needless to say it ended up in my stack.

I found the premise of this book to be very interesting. We get multiple plot lines with multiple questions. How did the civil war begin? Who is hunting the Superheroes? What role does John Doe play in this?

I found the artwork on the interior pages to be very detailed. It helped pull the reader into the story during the early stages. I liked the sense of foreboding the run down amusement park created. The Megagator was very well done.

As a geek on a budget I believe that “Project Superheroes: Fractured States” is well worth the price of admission. You’re getting great artwork with a story that separates itself from the crowd. Enjoy its uniqueness!

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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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