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THE INCREDIBLES #1 Ongoing
Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Ramanda Kamarga
24 pgs, FC, SRP: .99
COVER A & B: Matt Wagner
Diamond Code: JUN090782
Preview Pack: Covers + First 5 pages
Baby Jack-Jack, everyone’s favorite superpowered toddler, battles…a nasty cold! Hopefully the rest of the Parr family can stay healthy, because normal denizens of Metroville are starting to exhibit superpowers. Can The Incredibles discover the cause of both outbreaks before the city is left in total shambles?
I’m starting to notice a trend with Boom! Studio's books. They read almost like they are meant to be pilots for TV series or materials that will be used to pitch movies. Both the original work and the licensed properties. The Incredibles has the TV format of pacing down. It’s to the point were you expect an advertisement on the page after cliff hanger moments in the story. Not only that, but the following story pages continue as if time had passed for the characters during a commercial breake. I’m not saying that ’s a bad thing. Based just on the first issue, an Incredible Animated Series should be green lighted for Disney XD immediately!
As I said, the writing would make for an excellent animated series. The Gorilla Grod parody in the preview isn’t them main villain in the story. That is just the warm up. The real villain is Jack Jack’s cold. If he sneezes on you, the snot will give you super powers. Now I can say with reasonable certainty that Mark Waid has thought of a truly original super powers origin. Baby Boogers! Yet it is handled in a way consistent with the Pixar film. Not too serious but not too goofy either. It’s believable for the world they live in.
The characters feel like their counter parts in the movie, despite being in a hand drawn medium. Not an easy task to do. It’s not just the likenesses that make the book work. The art has good use of camera angles and the story flow from panel to panel is excellent. The book truly flows like a well done story board. Just get a decent studio to do in-betweens and you got a hit show.
Looks like I’ll be adding the Incredibles ongoing to my pull list. At least for as long as it keeps up this level of quality. If you liked the movie, you don’t want to miss this book.
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