REVIEW: Terminus Veil #1
Book Title: Terminus Veil #1
Book Description: ”Terminus Veil” is the story of a private security team called the Guardians. The Guardians are not your run of the mill security team. While the other guys have mall cops, the Guardians have Special Ops. It’s their job to ensure the safety and well-being of whomever or whatever they are assigned to protect. Everyone on the team has a special skill set that makes them a valuable asset. Those skill sets are going to be put to the test when the team has a mission. We see the Guardians pitted against a squad of mercenaries hired by Dr. Edward Clarence. The doctor wants the tech that the team is hauling and isn’t afraid of breaking a few eggs to make an omelette.
Book Author: Jack Harris
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher - Orgnization: Clash Digital Publishing
Illustrator: Jordan Gunderson
- Interior Art(3.9)
- Cover Art(3.7)
“Terminus Veil” is what you’d get if you took the G.I. Joe team and were to trim it down to the size of the Firefly crew. Make them a bit edgier and you’ve got the Guardians.“G.I. Joe” is an all time favorite of mine; but I don’t imagine we’ll ever see Scarlet or Lady Jaye discussing “flicking the bean”.
I love that we get a little bit of a dossier on everyone on the team. It helps the reader with inventory on who’s who. That is huge in the first issue of any series and is greatly appreciated!
This issue reads at the pace of a very intense action movie. It makes the pages fly by. The pace inadvertently cuts out some information that could be useful to the reader. It’s not very clear what the Guardians are protecting. Nor do we have a firm grasp on why Dr. Clarence wants it so badly. I’m sure we’ll get more of the details in the follow up issues.
This cover reminds me of an action movie poster from the 1980’s. We have the entire team in focus, a holographic style view of the bad guys, some terrain with a couple vehicles on it… I love it! The only thing missing is having a character that looks like they could pass for Arnold or Sylvester.
The interior artwork is the bread and butter of this issue. We have crisp, clear lines making our characters look both noble and intimidating. I was especially fond of how the terrain was done for the mountains. It made the story much more real to me.
As a geek on a budget I’m all in on “Terminus Veil”. It has great artwork, plenty of action, and a few good laughs to move the plot along. This one is well worth the price of admission!
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