The GeeksverseBlack River One-Shot

Black River One-Shot
Published on Saturday, October 22, 2011 by

Published by: 215 Ink
Written by: Ed Brisson
Illustrated by: Jhomar Soriano
Colored by: Dean Trippe
Lettered by: Ed Brisson
Cover Art: Soriano w/ Trippe

This is an interesting story with a nice twist at the end. The story follows Alex and Vincent, two low level thugs, who get the chance of a lifetime when they find a shipment of illegal guns in their shipment of boosted electronics. Together with another guy named Wally, they boost and resell electronics but when they find the crate of guns that all changes. The story follows them as they try to sell the guns.

Brisson does a good job with the pacing and the characters. You definately get the feel that Vincent is in over his head but doesn’t care, blinded by greed and the potential windfall coming their way. Alex, on the other hand, comes across as extremely nervous dealing with the guns. Both characters work very well highlighting how there are levels of criminals in the underworld. This only gets heightened when we see the gangsters that the guns really belong to.

It gets really interesting when the vigilanted shows up and makes a mess of plans that were already going astray.

The story is very good, very well paced and Brisson’s characters are believable. I couldn’t help but chuckle at the last page as the gangsters walk away and their comment. It provides an interesting idea on the “real world” super hero and how they would be perceived. This is more about Alex and Vincent then the vigilante and as such they are more developed.

The plot is good even though there isn’t any backstory to explain the characters. We don’t learn how the guns got into Alex’s van but in the end it doesn’t matter as the crate of guns really is just the catalyst for the story which only matters from the opening sequance to the end. This is one of those times when backstory isn’t needed.

The art by Soriano is very good. His characters have a nice look to them. Well proportioned and move fairly smoothly. His linework has a rough look to it, there’s a bit of Cully Hamner to it. He nails the expressions required. A couple of panels the perspective is off a bit but overall the work is very strong.

Black River receives
4 out of 5

A nice one shot with a bit of a twist at the end.

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