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What The Field? Issue 1 Reviewed & Confused

Written by Luke Anthony on Friday, April 04 2014 and posted in Reviews

What The Field? Issue 1 Reviewed & Confused

I had no idea what this comic was about before and after I read it.

Source: Image Comics

Either I’m feeling really fuzzy, or this comic was just plain confusing. There’s not a whole heck of a lot to say yet about The Field. So far in issue 1 we meet the main two characters. One has no idea who he is, but understands how to work a smart phone. The other is an odd bird who speaks in playful euphemisms that teeter on awkward. 
Ed Brisson (Secret Avengers, Robocop) is setting something up here, and I’m envisioning Preacher level violence but with some really obscure vernacular. Hopefully I'm right about that.
So far as the art by Simon Roy (who has earned his frequent flyer miles with Brisson),it's befitting on the dark tones of the comic. Something is wrong, and you just aren’t sure what. Whatever that something is, it seems to have presented itself on page 16, if only for 2/3rds of the page. The art suddenly is muted, out of focus, and choppy, possibly inferring some sort of dream state the proposed victim is truly in. Who knows, not much is revealed and it’s all very vague.
All in all, this makes me say don’t buy issue 1. Wait till 2 or 3 to give it a good shot. Best bet is it's probably going to be better in a trade.


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When Luke isn't writing reviews, he's writing manuals (occupation), original comics (vocation), children's books, or music (recreation). As a lover of all things high-concept, sci-fi, and/or philosophical, comics found their way into his life only a few years ago, at the ripe age of 26. It was V for Vendetta & Watchmen that led to his pathological media consumption rebirth of 2012. Ever since then, he found himself happier, more child-like, a tad bit smarter, and a much better liar. True to Outhouser gospel, he believes humor, like water, must be present in all things. If it's not, it's too dry & sucks the life out. Sarcasm, the salty demeanor of the South, frightened this idealist in youth, but is now the occasional spice used in his well seasoned personality. He sold all he had to leave his old world behind (cars, house, belongings) & become a full-time traveler across the US of A, a decision that altered his inner world as much as his outer one. If it has humor, depth, spiritual significance, and/or technicality and in that order, then consider it on this briny dude's shelf and up for review. Favorite on-going series include Black Science and Saga. This light, but deep fellow can be found on Facebook and/or Twitter.

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