Shake the Lake Volume #1
By Hervé St-Louis
September 22, 2018 - 11:43
North Air Entertainment
Writer(s): Zach Block, Machi Block
Artist(s): Diego Lopez Mata, Andrea Lopez Mata
Shake the Lake is like those young adult film about the redemption of the main aimless character who we hope by the end of the story gets the girl even though he’s a doofus with skills. If this comic was a film or a television series, it would be a typical mainstream show which would attract a wide audience. In comics, this story which features the basic life of young people is considered an independent comic.
While the first page may scare you into jumping in because of its twelve intricate panels, the creators of this comic quickly gain their footing and slow down the pace enough to provide nice layouts of Callun, the hero performing flips in intricate compositions later in the comic.
This issue is the set up one where the creators explore the relationships between Callun and his friends and hint at future conflict to emerge. The love story is nascent and will probably explode in future stories. There are a few wakeboarding sequences throughout the comic, but I wish there has been more. Such stories are tough to balance because the audience really wants to see the action but the set up and construction is also necessary for the story to make sense.
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