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Awry Vol. #01 Review

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I could not love this book more.

Creative Staff
Story and Letters: Wes Locher
Art and Colors: Graeham Jarvis

What they say:
It took 10 years for the Phyllos to reach the black hole Formax-C, and in that time, the crew of four came to loathe one another. But when the mission suddenly goes awry, the astronauts must overcome their differences and work as a team if they hope to survive an unforgiving alien world and make it back home.

Content (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers):
Awry vol. 1 was released by Action Lab – Danger Zone and was written by Wes Locher with art by Graeham Jarvis. It focuses on Captain Edwards and his crew on their ten-year mission to Formax-C. A black hole 6000 light-years from Earth. Edwards is a salty middle-aged man with failed aspirations and nothing but time to think about them. His crew is rounded out by Dr. Baxter, Dee, and Adam, who control the ship and serve as comic relief.

As they approach the black hole, a system malfunction forces Captain Edwards out of the ship and into the gravitational well of the black hole. After an intense trip through the wormhole, Edwards finds himself in a new world. While the crew deals with the loss of their beloved Captain, Edwards ends up in a fight for his life. Aliens, guns, and explosions are abound as Edwards fights his way back towards freedom.

In Summary:
I could not love this book more. The lettering inside the book, done by Locher with SFX by Jarvis, is stunning. I was connected to Edwards immediately, and his mocking asides were great comedic pieces. His disgruntled nature was perfectly thrown into a hard situation that was made better by his constant failures and setbacks. Throughout the trade, Edwards finds himself in an interstellar turf war while his crew makes the critical decision to enter the Formax-C and save their Captain.

Grade: A

Age Rating: 15+
Released By: Action Lab – Danger Zone
Release Date: October 16, 2019
MSRP: $5.99