Comic Doctor takes an early peek at Robert Kirkman and Rob Liefeld's new Time-Travel epic, The Infinite #1!
Credits & Solicit Info:
The Infinite #1
Written by Robert Kirkman
Artwork by Rob Liefeld
REVIEWER'S NOTE: I know many people are Kirkman fans, and plan on picking up this issue. Therefore, this is a spoiler-free review.
I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a fan of Rob Liefeld. He made an impression on me in my youth, and that has always stayed with me. Therefore I was excited to get the opportunity to review The Infinite #1 by Robert Kirkman and Rob Liefeld. I had high hopes, and was ready to be amazed - to be sucked into the fantastic world of dynamic writing and artwork. Oh, I wish I hadn't set my hopes so high...
The plot and general storyline of The Infinite #1 is decent, yet somewhat typical in comics. Time-travelling back to the past to stop a despot from destroying the future has been done time and again. Kirkman's little twist is that our hero, Bowen, teams up with his younger self and his bestfriend Case. The dialogue was okay, but Kirkman can do better.
Fans of Liefeld can find his trademarks thoughout the issue - shoulder-pads, odd shaped mouths, too many teeth, and out of this world anatomy. You won't be disappointed (or maybe you will). Personally, I found Liefeld's art sloppy, but there are pages that seem tighter and the boy inside me was satisfied.
Kirkman did his work setting up the story, establishing the heroes and villains, and aiming readers in the right direction, but I can't say it enough that we've seen this before, and readers might be let down at the predictability of it all.
Unless things really pick up in future issues, or Kirkman adds more twists into the story, The Infinite will be finite soon.
GRADE: 6 of 10
Review by: Comic_Doctor