Brain Boy: The Men from G.E.S.T.A.L.T. #1 of 4
Dark Horse Studios
Written by Fred Van Lente
Art by Freddie Williams II
What a way to start a day for our poor hero Matt Price, also known as Brain Boy, because he is the world’s most powerful telepath. The morning starts out where his girlfriend breaks up with him because he used his powers on her (bad move, take notes anyone who does have these powers). Then he’s sent on a mission to New Mexico except a little thing happens on the plane. Another super powered telepath decides he’s going to make himself known. Oh yeah, about 72 hours later, he’s going to attack the White House. Have you ever had one of those weekends?
The art was bright and had enough detail to match the story’s feel. When there was a flash back in time, you as the read are told about it and the art has a different feel, this I liked. Plus as a bonus, you’re given a heads up on the world they live. The writing was well done though, I would have liked to seen more accents for each of the characters introduced, but that’s just me. Lastly, the paneling was simple squares and shapes with a few splash pages. For this story, it worked and made it easy to follow.
Reading through this, I was entertained and was left wanting to know what happens in the next book. For a first book, they did what they needed to do and I find that’s not happening as much as it should. You want to know what’s going on, you find yourself trying to figure out things even before everything is unfolded. As I said before, it’s a personal thing but something else I don’t see that often, accents or different phrasing for different characters. In my humble opinion, get this book and wait for the second one to come out. I give this 4 caps out of 5.