The post-apocalyptic book from Image and Shadowline Productions has taken a tried and true formula and created an unexpected engrossing world in Debris #1. Believe the hype, Debris is a book you wont want to miss.
In Debris #1 there is no life outside the walls of the tribes village. The tribe survives by pumping water from the dry ground and are guarded by a Protector. Maya, the apprentice of the current Protector Calista, are discovering the jormungand, colossal mechanical sand worms, are making their way to the village. Taking one jormungand down is not an easy task, but can be accomplished, defeating them in groups will prove almost impossible. Warriors must be trained, and Maya must be prepared because she may become the Protector sooner than she thinks.
I’m a sucker for post-apocalyptic books, hell, post-apocalyptic everything really, so checking out Debris #1 was a simple first step. Seeing the trash covered desert brought to life with vibrant colors was the second easy step. The final sell for Debris #1 lies within the living creatures and human beings fighting for their status on the top of the food chain. My description of Debris‘ plot does not do it justice, I really had to tone down the narrative genius as to not give away too many spoilers.
The story by Kurtis J. Wiebe is a familiar one, but why fix something that isn’t broken. The successful formula is only improved by the cell shaded-like art of Riley Rossmo and the vibrant coloring of Owen Gieni. I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned who inked or colored a comic book before, but the colors put in Debris #1 by Gieni were just amazing. You’re immediately drawn in with the bright teals of Maya’s uniform, the blues of the skies, and the golden rust colors of the avios and jormungand. The contrasts of every color in every frame brings an exaggerated life to every page. Debris #1 has a stable story, a strong female lead, and an art style with colors that demand your attention. Let’s just say I was very impressed with Debris #1 as a whole.
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