Reviews: Injection, Starve & Saga

Reviews of digital comics from Image Comics

Injection #2

INJECTION is the new ongoing series created by the acclaimed creative team of MOON KNIGHT. In this issue: the five members of the Cross-Cultural Contamination Unit came from very different backgrounds. Simeon Winters, for instance, came from a department of the British Foreign Office. The one that kills foreign people. Also this issue: sandwiches.

 

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Someone finally gets their sandwiches in this issue, but not the one that wanted them – nor may they want to! This issue carries on some of the story from last issue, while introducing some new characters too. There are some fun action as well as some excellent humour, which made me grin like a loon! This story still has a lot to tell, so we’re in the feeling out stage that Warren Ellis uses. The art is excellent too, with the style and colour linking well in all the different scenes!

Starve #1

UTENSILS DOWN, HANDS UP! WELCOME TO STARVE! Once the world’s most famous chef, Gavin Cruikshank’s been in a self-imposed exile for years. His little foodie television program has since evolved into STARVE, an arena sport that pits chef against chef for the pleasure of their super-rich patrons. It’s a stain on a once-noble profession, and Chef Gavin is ready to go to war to stop it. Two things stand in his way: his arch rival Roman Algiers, and his adult daughter Angie, who probably just wants her dad back and acting normal. Whipsmart world-building and a creative dream team (DMZ, The Massive, Star Wars, Loveless, Hellboy, The Sandman) come together for a brand new monthly series!

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Another excellent new series from Image Comics – Starve is set in the future when global warming has hit, and the corporations have taken over! This is like a cross between Chew and Transmetroplitan – with something else chucked in for good measure! The story jumps in well and reads like a novel, with Chef Gavin coming out of a ‘forced’ retirement to the world of food TV!! This looks to be a down and dirty story, and I’m looking forward to seeing more!

Saga #29

The Last Revolution makes their move.

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We get the fallout from last issue – including the deaths – and then some more, with more heartbreak and some fight back from those in need! There’s a small amount of humour here, some action and a hell of a lot of bonding going on here. The split groups are all making their own way and it seems a long way to go until they’re all back together!

 

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