Captain’s on the Bridge (Outer Darkness #1 Comic Review)

Outer Darkness #1 Review

Each Other’s Throat –  Part 1: Captain on the Bridge

 

Written by: John Layman

Penciled by: Afu Chan

Lettered by: Pat Brosseau

Cover Artist: Afu Chan

Logo Design: Andres Juarez

What you need to know

From the brains of writer John Laymen (Chew) and artist Afu Chan (Halogen, Immortal Iron Fists), we get the space voyage of our dreams. A diverse crew of adventurers are being led by a gritty and irreverent Captain Joshua Rigg. As reported by Laymen, he was inspired by Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, The Expanse, Space 1999, Lost in Space, Event Horizon, and Alien. Outer space, sci-fi horror with a Black captain on a mission.

My Take

Honestly, I love this book so far. I like space, I like horror, an intriguing story, and like a diverse cast of characters. Laymen have me hooked. Our no-nonsense protagonist Captain Rigg is an interesting character that seems to have a bit of nuance under that stubbled exterior. In the course of the issue, enough is revealed about him and the types of adventures that the shipment of the Charon that leaves me wanting more. The art is appropriately strong but comedic. I think it balances serious danger and comedic bumpy ride very well. Laymen foreshadow a foreseeable future that interests me. Such as the scar on Captain Rigg’s head, how’d that get there? I’m sure we’ll find out eventually. Also, the name of the ship is the same as the Greek god who was the ferryman of the dead along the River Styx to Hades. Does the speak to the fate of our crew? Ultimately, this was a good read and I am looking forward to finding out what happens next.

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Aaron Jones

Aaron Jones

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I do a few reviews (Black Panther) and I do news. I am a fan of both Marvel and DC heroes, Black Panther, Superman, Batman, The X-Men, Watchmen, to name a few. I also am streamer of a high degree, Netflix, Hulu plus, HBO, & Prime Video occupy a lot of my time when I'm not trying to save world in Education.
Summary
Laymen and Chan have a winner with Outer Darkness. Captain Rigg, Agwe, Service Administrator Prakash, First Officer Satalis, and the rest of the crew of the Charon, embark upon some funny, yet probably horrific adventures ahead. If you’re down for projectile vomit, decapitations, and living engines, this is the book for you. Come aboard and check out Outer Darkness.
Good
  • Great premise for a comic
  • Gritty Captain always works
  • Balance of comedy and horror
Bad
  • nothing I can see yet
8.8
Great
Gameplay - 8
Graphics - 9
Audio - 9
Longevity - 9
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I do a few reviews (Black Panther) and I do news. I am a fan of both Marvel and DC heroes, Black Panther, Superman, Batman, The X-Men, Watchmen, to name a few. I also am streamer of a high degree, Netflix, Hulu plus, HBO, & Prime Video occupy a lot of my time when I'm not trying to save world in Education.

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