Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Ming Doyle
The first few pages of this issue, we find out Mara Prince is being investigated for cheating in a game of volleyball. As a famous athlete, this can ruin her entire career. Mara knows she didn’t cheat and is trying to prove that her training has got her this far. So, what’s up with Mara? The issue ends with a whopping cliff hanger and a plot twist; I can’t wait to see what we find out about Mara in issue three! I really enjoy Image comics and what they produce, and this series is bound to have a powerful and great storyline by the end. I don’t want to spoil the ending for you, but I think this series will be a great one to read. I also loved the color palette and vibrant hues Jordie Bellaire paired with Ming Doyle’s art style. There are many secrets about Mara that I am eager to find out, and I hope that this comic takes us on a journey with her. Can’t wait for issue 3! I am giving Mara 4.5 out of 5 Nerdskulls.
Writer: Nathan Edmonson
Artist: Mitch Gerads
This comic is very military/government themed. Dealing with suicide bombers and FBI take downs, this issue covers a team trying to stop a public bombing from happening. It isn’t a bad comic, it just isn’t my cup of tea. The art was well-done and consistent from page to page, but the story wasn’t strong enough. For being a government themed comic, I thought this series would be much more action packed, but this issue didn’t have much going for it. I felt that the stakes weren’t very high, and the writing didn’t have me invested in the characters. It my have just been this issue, but I just wasn’t invested in the situation. I am hoping the issues to come have more happening, but for now I give this issue 3 out of 5 Nerdskulls.