One day Ben gets a visit from three super-powered teenage girls that came to protect him. Turns out that someone is killing all the Ben Days in the multiverse for an unknown reason and this Ben is one of the last ones alive.
Welcome to the worth day of Ben's life.
Hell Yeah Volume 1 is all about fast pace action and quick shock reveals. In Hell Yeah the multiverse is a reality. While travelling between dimension is forbidden, it occasionally happens. One day Cosmonaut, DieDieDie and I Heart Lasers come into Ben Day's dimension to protect him from a mysterious killer that is assassinating the Ben Day's of every dimension.
|The first wave of super-heores|
Joe Keatinge goes right to the point and the main plot is established early on. I feel Joe lost a couple of opportunities by not fleshing out more the "main" Ben Day's world or even some other reality Ben's. The killer's identity is soon revealed and the potential shock somewhat lost because it comes too early in the story. If Joe had took the time to have the reader bond more with the characters this reveal would have a much bigger impact.
Halfway in we're introduced to Benoite, a female version of Ben Day. She is the only other Ben that gets a backstory. Benoite's role in this story is not as pivotal as I initial hoped. But I believe she will come back in future story arcs.
Side note, in Portuguese noite means night, so we have a male Ben Day and a female Ben Night. This probably is just a coincidence, but I still found it funny.
Andre showed promise in this book, I believe the next volumes will show an increase in the quality of his work.
Hell Yeah Volume 1 is a nice book. Good concept thus far and the ending leaves some very interesting doors open. However the execution could be better. The instant and primal gratification is searched a little more than desired. A little less punching and a bit more fleshing out of the characters and the next volume could be great.
Still, this is a fun book with new twists on old sci-fi favorite themes, interesting art and a action packed plot. If you're into these action packed super-hero type books then this is for you. If you prefer more depth in your comics, then give it a pass.
Publisher: Image Comics
Authors: Joe Keatinge, Andre Szymanowicz
Originally Published at Reading Graphic Novels http://readinggraphicnovels.blogspot.com/2013/01/review-hell-yeah-volume-1-last-day-on.html