Review: Imperium #1

Publisher: Valiant Comics
Writer: Joshua Dysart
Art: Doug Braithwaite
Colors: Brian Rebel and Dave McCraig
Cover A (Harada): Raul Allen
Cover B (Lord Vine -99): Raul Allen
Cover C (Mech Major): Raul Allen
Valiant Next variant: Trevor Hairsine and Tom Muller
Artist variant: Doug Braithwaite
“Overture”The consummate professional Joshua Dysart comes at us now with a different view of the fate of the world’s psiots. Jam packed into this issue is a story filled both with wonderment and enlightenment as well as foreboding dread. It seems there is more going on behind the scenes then we thought. The future, the past, the present. It seems not all is harmonious in the world. Check out our preview for Imperium #1.Doug Braithwaite does a spectacular job I’m showing us the world that Darpa-sama had to live through, and shows us the majesty of the world he currently lives in. The coloring team of Brian Rebel and Dave McCraig shines as the colors flourish in the pristine future, and the toned down grittiness of the past / present.

The cover art, however, tells the reader what this series is all about. Each cover showcasing the major players in the story with the stark contrasting background really makes this series stand out on the shelf. It automatically draws the reader to believe something sinister is happening in this series.

As the first steps are being taken into the Valiant Next initiative I feel we are all in for quite a ride! I feel we will see some of the results of these new titles become evident… in the world of Rai. Imperium is only one of these first steps being taken.
So to sum this issue up. The writing sets up what looks to be a great title, backed by a fantastic art team, will have ramifications that should ripple through the other valiant titles as well. With that said…

Rating: 5/5



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