Supurbia #1

Supurbia #1
Boom Studios
Written by Grace Randolph
Art by Russell Dauterman

I kind of foresaw this one coming, after a certain show came on about a suburban street with a lot of women who are desperate, you know which one I’m talking about. Well, take that scenario and apply it to the world of superheroes. That’s what I get from Supurbia. Here, you have a superhero team who own a neighborhood; they have their families with them and are sent off to missions. This leaves the significant others at home. Some are used to it because they’ve been doing for so long, others are new to the game and are realizing what’s going to be happening.

As you look through this book, the art comes off as bright and sometimes cheerful. Just like how most people picture suburbia. But as the story moves along, you see the issues boiling up and some of the issues are not what you’d expect. The paneling is well done and helps the story move along. There was nothing wrong with the writing that was in the story. It got the message out and laid the foundation for the rest of this story ark. My only issue is that I think there could have been a quick break down in the beginning of the book, but that’s just me.

I’ll admit, I was not a fan of the show I referenced. For drama, I watch shows about a family that builds motorcycles and wrestling but this I liked. Because you have characters that make sense, you have one who’s a little high on his power, another who has issues with one of their children and another who hasn’t realized it’s time to hang up the cape. This should be an interesting book to follow, in my humble opinion. I give this 4 caps out of 5.