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Epoch #1 Review

Written by Comic_Doctor on Monday, August 29 2011 and posted in Reviews

Comic_Doctor takes a look at Epoch #1 from Image Comics!

Comic Review Cover

Credits & Solicit Info:

Epoch #1

Writer: Kevin McCarthy
Artists: Paolo Pantalena
Colors: Jorge Fares


Where do I start with this mess? I hate to say that, but I started Epoch #1 with lots of optimism and it was quickly destroyed. Truth be told, the only reason I finished the issue is because I had a review to do.

The base story concept is a decent one - angels watching over Earth, hidden in society as its first responders - but beyond that, everything is weak. The characters are very dull, and bad stereotypes are all around (the hot head, the bad father figure, the mysterious villain). I found it hard to care about anybody, and the hero, Jonah, comes off as whiney and annoying.

I found the art to be a poor man's Joe Madureira, and Pantalena's storytelling was horrible. Scenes jumped around, and sometimes it was very difficult to follow the action sequences. The coloring was decent, but I found it didn't help the art (heck, maybe it was the art that brought the coloring down). It seemed very 'muddy', but that may have been intentional.

I really can't find much to be positive about for Epoch #1, and I will be extremely surprised to see this series go further than one arc.

Sorry for the short review, but I don't want to bash this anymore than I already have.

GRADE: 4 of 10

Review by: Comic_Doctor

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