The GeeksverseThe Hypernaturals #1

The Hypernaturals #1
Published on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 by

They did cosmic at Marvel and now DnA are bringing it to Boom!.


Published by: Boom! Studios
Written by: Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Penciled by: Brad Walker, Andres Guinaldo w/ Mark Irwin & Mariano Taibo
Colored by: Stephen Downer
Lettered by: Ed Dukeshire
Cover by: A- Francesco Mattina; B- Trevor Hairsine w/ Blond; C- Phil Noto; D- Timothy Green II w/ Josepsh Silver & Blond; E- Timothy Green II; F- Trevor Hairsine; G- Stephanie Gonzaga; H- Bill Sienkewicz; I- Brad Walker w/ Blond
Editor: Dafna Pleban

Click the link for my thoughts on the FCBD Hypernaturals special.

Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning have been around for awhile and they’ve made a name for themselves doing cosmic stories. First it was at DC with Legion Lost and Legion (where Olivier Coipel got his start) and then they turned up at Marvel and basically rejuevenated Marvel’s cosmic corner. It was only a matter of time before they tried their hands at doing cosmic from the ground up.

And that brings us the Hypernaturals.

Hypernaturals combines cosmic with super heroes in a way that is.. well.. it’s pretty fresh. Legion Of Super Heroes and Guardians of the Galaxy have tried to be “super heroes in space” but they just end up being super heroes with their “city” being space. But Hypernaturals? This truly seems a cosmic super hero story.

And without a single alien being present.

It’s the little touchs that really make this debut issue stand out. There’s alot packed into it. It picks up where the FCBD issue left, off, which serves as a zero issue. We get a past fight, some new members fleshed out, background on existing members and a good look at the world and the way it works. This is a showcase of just what DnA can do and probably some of their best work.

There’s a solid foundation to build off of, an interesting plot to start from and interesting characters. All wrapped up in a unique universe that is filled with possibilities.

And really, the literal “fingerprints all over it” is great.

The art team does a good job with this. Excellent work. The humans, all evolved, look and feel different. The world has a gritty feel, but still cosmic. Just great work all around. Can’t really tell where one artist ends and the other begins.

It is kind of odd that Walker, a co-creator, only did 6 pages in the first issue.

This is definately worth picking up.

The Hypernaturals #1 receives
5 out of 5

One Response
    • Great review. I do not know if other reviewers do not get or like cosmic. Seems with talk of the technobabble and confusion, they cannot see the forest for the trees. DnA and Brad have a great story and complex universe here. How bad would it be to learn everything now and not watch this Nu U grow. Thanks anyway for understanding and representing, Troy/

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