There is something exciting about a #1 issue. A new beginning, a fresh story. You may not know what to expect going in but you quickly form an opinion between the pages . You don’t have to worry about any character baggage or prerequisite reading. You just have to buy it, read it and dig it. I love #1 issues for this reason and I try to buy at least one every week. Image has become a force in the #1 issue world. They are coming out with handfuls of #1 issues every month all with fresh and new ideas, stamped with a wide range of creators from big names to fresh meat. This segment highlights some of the Image #1’s I tried this month and whether they warrant a #2.
ALEX + ADA #1 This is the classic tale of depressed boy receives hot robot girl friend as a gift from raunchy grandma even though he claims he doesn’t want her/it. The ever so familiar sex robot love story. In all seriousness I really dug this book. I am a sucker for science fiction. Good sci-fi throws you into a world of the unfamiliar but adds enough familiar elements so you don’t feel too far from home. When a book opens on our main character turning on his shower and adjusting the temperature with his mind it does not matter what happens in the following pages… I’m in! I also really enjoyed our main character, the cookie cutter depressed cubical post breakup guy. For me the scene that really convinced me I loved this book was his surprise party. He obviously has people around him that care about him but here we see he doesn’t really care about them, he is still feeling heartbroken and alone. I like to keep my pull list diverse and this book fits in very nicely. I’m a sucker for a depressed guy love story and I’m a sucker for technology so write me a story about a depressed guy getting a sucker from technology and I’m sold. WARRANT SECOND ISSUE: DEFINITELY