Review: Balancing Act #1

Newly available on ComiXology – a story I was pleased to back on Kickstarter. It’s Balancing Act #1

Praveen and Scott, reluctantly reunited 15 years after leaving school, witness a crime that will change both of their lives.

Written by:
 Yavi Mohan
Art by:
 Lee Milewski

I have to confess. I am a sucker for the mismatched partner trope. Lethal Weapon, 48 Hours and Alien Nation.

This story looks to bring that, adds some history and adds a sci-fi element.

The history is well done. Former pupils at the same school Praveen doesn’t have the best of memories. Scott was a racist bully. Invited to the same party by a mutual friend years later, they bunk into each other again. Scott makes a sincere apology for the way he was. Praveen, understandingly is still upset.

What brings them together is being locked in a machine, while their friend is shot by an unknown person. After getting out, Scott chases the killer and that is the first time their connection is evident. After the teleportation there is also strength. And an idea to catch the killer.

This was a grand introduction. The two main characters are well told – and the subject of the racist bullying in the past was well dealt with. It will be interesting to see if any of that raises is ugly head. There are also the beginnings of the supporting cast here too. An ex-girlfriend, former colleagues. There is a lot to investigate, and I’m sure, to avoid.

I enjoyed the art style too. It’s dark in many places, bit suits the style of the story. The lighting in others is really well done with some brilliant flashes.

This is well worth a read, and I’m glad to see it getting a wider release.

You can read Balancing Act #1 on ComiXology.

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