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REVIEW: Villain Chapter 1


REVIEW: Villain Chapter 1

Book Title: Villain Chapter 1

Book Description: This story takes place both in the past and the present and bounces between both throughout the book. In the past we see the person featured on the cover, as he talks about being a super villain and heading for a bank, but also sees him attacking a couple of other heroes. In the present he has a clandestine meeting with a hero long thought lost, who informs him that he is going to die, and that the ghost’s of his past are going to be part of it.

Book Author: Nathan Gonzales

Book Format: Paperback

Publisher - Orgnization: Alpha Q Comics

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Illustrator: Tobe Daranouvong

  • Story
  • Interior Art
  • Cover Art
  • Dialogue
  • Mechanics
  • Editing


I had the pleasure of meeting the author of this story, the explanation that was given to me was, what if the hero became the bad guy?  That in itself is an intriguing thought.  What if the likes of Superman, Batman, Ironman or Spider-man became the bad guy? How would the city handle such a feat?

This story starts off a little slow weaving the past in with the present.  The first issue offers no complete explanation of what happened to the guy who is the antagonist in this issue, but clearly something has.  The characters and writing are solid enough to generate interest into where this story goes.

With the aforementioned thought of some one good being driven bad it has piqued my interest as well to see where this might lead.

The cover is striking, having a what have I done appearance to it.  Definitely adding to the how did I get here vibe?  Which is also something that generates interest in it.  That in itself is always a good thing.

The interior artwork is just as well done as the cover, taking the story of the past and putting it into more of a hushed tone, to indicate a flashback, while leaving the present vibrant.  The approach to distinguish the two time lines helps drive the story, making both timelines equally important and interesting. With that approach in mind I find the interior artwork will definitely help drive the story to a level of detail that will match the level of intrigue this book brings.

If you are a fan of what if books, then this story is definitely something that you need to follow! You never know where a good story will lead!

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May the historical documents of the imagination always inspire!  Thanks for reading!

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Growing up in the 80s and 90s I grew up as an eclectic geek, a fact that still holds true today. I grew up watching all the classic cartoons of the 80's and had many an adventures with the toys that went with. Played tabletop RPG's and still enjoy computer gaming as adulting allows. On top of making time to read comics, and spend time with family and friends.

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