The Geeksverse7 Warriors #1

7 Warriors #1
Published on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 by

Published by: Boom! Studios
Written by: Michael Le Galli
Translated by: Edward Gauvin
Penciled by: Francis Manapul
Colored by: Christelle Moulart
Lettered by: Deron Bennett
Cover Art: Francis Manapul

This series opens very oddly. It opens with a sex scene between two characters that we know nothing about. And it’s a pretty descriptive sex scene. It then goes to a city in some kingdom that is undersiege and the Queen wants to save her only son.

I’m fine with sex scenes in comics if it’s part of the story. But this just comes across as gratitious because there is no connection to anyone or anything we know. I have a feeling that the characters involved are the Prince and Izza, but it’s hard to tell and that’s the fault of the writer as well as the artist, which I’ll get to in a minute.

The script is fairly bland. The story is filled with characters that we care nothing about. The warriors are named and a description given, but beyond that they are unknowns and not developed. They are superficial. The solicitation makes their attractiveness a key point of the story, and they are drawn as beautiful women, but why should that be part of the story.

There are parts of the story that make no sense. The scene when the prince and the warriors are drugged and introduced seemed out of place. I had to flip back and forth a couple of times to make sure no pages were missing. The story suffers from the Apocalypse-syndrome. In the movie Apocalypse there are a lot of situations that happen that are only there to increase the length of the movie and try to create dramatic moments. That’s what fills the second half of this book once they enter the tunnels.

Manapul’s art is good. This issue showcases his talents. For the most part. The problem is that the characters all start to look alike. The woman from the opening sex scene is not readily identifiable later in the story. There were 3 characters that I thought she might be.

The warriors are so unremarkable that the identifying features from the introduction scene disappear and they run together into six warriors. Hard to tell apart and because there’s no development, we don’t really care that can’t tell them apart.

But Manapul draws some beautiful women and this story showcases that. So I suppose that’s a plus, if you care about that kind of thing.

7 Warriors #1 receives
2 out of 5

It looks good but is overall fairly disappointing.

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