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GRAVITY #1 (of 5)

By Koncise
June 19, 2005 - 07:39

You've made your way through high school and moved out of your parents’ house. You’re finally ready to get a job, pick a major, and meet the girl of your dreams. You've got it all figured out... right? Right?! Meet freshman Greg Willis, NYC newbie from the rural Midwest hoping to realize his dream of becoming a big-city super hero. But will the realities of city life, college and saving the day prove to be too much for him? Let Sean McKeever and Mike Norton, the creative team responsible for the acclaimed Indie drama, The Waiting Place, introduce to you the next great Marvel hero!

There seem to be a few things in life, which you can take to the bank. Chicken will always taste GREAT, Bailey’s is the drink of Gods and McKeever always has his finger on The Pulse! How many writers can take something completely new, stick it in a known & loved Universe and make it feel so damn natural and compelling!?! We’re introduced to Greg, small town boy moving to the big city. This usually has enough problems in itself, but Greg has super powers. So that’s another box of trouble right there. We don’t get bombarded with information (like how Greg got his powers, his favourite colour, or his views on why Love Jones isn’t on DVD yet, etc), but the story works jus fine without all that. We see the first transition of his new life, his introduction to the superhero life…….and University, which could well be rockier.

This is the first time I’ve seen Mike Norton’s art and I have to say, it’s a really nice fit to McKeever’s story. The story centres on a fresh to the game young hero and Norton captures this perfectly. Greg has this air about him, that really highlights that fish out of water vibe, whether he’s on road or at school. The first fight sequence is real fun. Our new hero has an eager edge to him and you can really see that he doesn’t have much of a clue. And even, jus seeing our man fly around, Norton manages to keep the perfect feel. The book has a real simplistic vibe, it’s crisp, sharp and concise and this is summed up well with the cover!

Report Card - C+

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