Review – EI8HT #1

Writer: Rafael Albuquerque, Mike Johnson23589
Artist: Rafael Albuquerque
Cover Artist: Rafael Albuquerque
Published by: Darkhorse Comics

Ei8ht is an original story by Rafael Albuquerque and Mike Johnson, In the beginning of the issue we see the main protagonist Joshua climbing from wreckage which is turns out to be his ship, daze and confuse it seems the crash has effected is memory and from that point on we get flashbacks of him meeting with an unknown man, the two are talking over the mission and how important it is.

Back in real time Joshua is struggling with his communication device, with his memory lapse he has forgotten how to use it, and he then remembers that he left himself a clue knowing that his memory would be effect by the travel. On his wrist is the number eight, remembering that it’s the code for the communicator he uses it and a mysterious voice answers him and gives him a message about a dinosaur, but  before he could get the full message the device shuts off and at the same time a dinosaur approaches him and leads him into trouble.

As a first issue Ei8ht has its pros and cons, for the most part Albuquerque and Johnson do a good job keeping everything a mystery throughout the first half of the issue, as for the back half of the issue it becomes a little predictable, guy crashes on mysterious planet, loses all communication, gets capture by the natives. It’s that straight forward there’s no crazy plot twist or anything of that nature, I will say that the issue did have a good cliff hanger and that only will keep me interested.

Final Thoughts: If you’re looking for an un-original story then Eight may not be for you like I said before the plot is pretty simplistic and that alone my turn some readers off, I on other hand don’t mind it as long as we get a few twists and turns before the story finishes. In the end Ei8ht is nice start for first issue but it does leave alot to be desired.

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Release Date: February 18, 2015

Story:★★☆☆☆ 
Art:★★★☆☆ 
Dialog:★★½☆☆ 
Overall:★★★☆☆