Created by: Johnny O’Bryant, Marcus Johnson, Vaughn Alexander
Story: Corey Mikell, Nic Macari
Art: Sebas Riera
What They Say:
The peace of Primordia is maintained for years by the Marine Corporation until one of its most prominent members, a man by the name of Arthur Grove, betrays the organization and those that took him in as family (Jarobi & Sevar Ajamu). By secretly creating a synthetic form of Orii, Arthur is able to obtain the power necessary to overthrow the government and install himself as dictator. A resistance movement lead by Sevar Ajamu fails to stop Grove and his reign as ruler leaving behind his two sons to take his place and carry out the unfinished mission, Eliminate Arthur Grove!
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
Chapter 0 serves as a prologue to the series. The very first page shows us a map of the world which is always nice. Seven Ajamu is having a dream about something that happened eight years ago in the outskirts of Nostros. In the dream, he’s surrounded by the unconscious bodies of his family. What happened? Where is his dad? He goes searching for him and eventually finds him. His father, Sevar Ajamu, is the leader of the resistance group known as Primus. He’s currently facing off against a man he thought of as family, Arthur Grove. He’s the leader of the World Corps and is known throughout the five nations as The False Hero. He may also very well be the most powerful man in the world. Why is family fighting each other? As is often the case, a clash of ideals. They have differing views on how to protect the world.
Sevar is pretty beat up. He’s also a very powerful fighter but his state should tell you just how strong Arthur is. Why must they keep fighting? The world can’t handle the fighting anymore but it’s clear neither man is going to surrender to the other. This is when a young Seven enters the scene. Arthur spots him and declares that he’s about to give his life purpose. Well, this doesn’t sound good. He promises that he’ll be Seven’s oppression until the day he dies. He will be the darkness that he will always fear. Poor Seven is in tears! His father’s last words to him were that he has to live. Primus doesn’t die with a man, it is an ideal that is stronger than death. And then Arthur proceeds to break Sevar’s neck. Dang, that’s messed up.
In the present, Seven awakens from his nightmare. I can’t even begin to imagine how he’s feeling. He seems to have this same nightmare a lot. Seeing your father murdered before your eyes by someone who you thought was family is definitely cruel. As much as you want to forget about it, you can never forget. Seven also blames himself for what happened. If only he was stronger! If only he wasn’t scared! What he needs right now though is a breath of fresh air. His older brother, Silva, tries to stop him. He shouldn’t be going anywhere. Give the guy a break, man! Seven really needs that breath of fresh air. But ultimately, his brother is right. And you’ll find out why…in the first volume of Primus 7!
As I said before, this chapter serves as a prologue to the series. It does a good job giving us the information we need to understand the world of Primus 7 and the story of the Ajamu brothers. And more importantly, it keeps you interested and wanting to read more. By the way, that’s exactly what I did. I was lucky enough to have had the chance to read the first volume of Primus 7 and let me tell you, it was a wild ride! I don’t want to spoil too much but let’s just say there’s a ton of great action, crazy moments, and an extremely badass character. I’ll be reviewing the first volume so look forward to it!
Content Grade: B
Art Grade: B+