Hello, a bit of an apology to start this week. I’d written through reviews for about 4 books last night before putting a frozen quart of ice cream in my microwave like some f**king impatient goblin which somehow shut down my internet service on a page undrafted at the time. I can’t explain the science behind it, I just know the event occurred at the moment I hit the start button. So because of the backlog of interviews I need to transcribe, I’m just going to go a little depth on a book that I feel is a hell of an opening.
Note: If you’re looking for the low down on debuts from DC and Marvel check out the good work over on their respective rundowns on The Beat.
All-New Fathom #1
Story: Blake Northcott
Art: Marco Renna
Colors: John Starr
Inks: Mark Roslan
Publisher: Aspen Comics
Aspen Comics is a publisher who for much of its existence has shied away from following the trends of the big two. Last year saw Aspen cross properties which existed in separate worlds. The Aspen Universe: Revelations crossover event saw Michael Turner’s Soulfire and Fathom collide in a crisis which crescendoed into the birth of a shared Aspen universe. Now, in following with another big two move, Aspen Comics is debuting its new post Revelations #1s with the character that started it all, All-New Fathom #1, featuring a brand new creative team of debuting comics writer Blake Northcott and artist Marco Renna.
[Won] All-New Fathom #1 feels like the start of something great.