By Leroy Douresseaux
August 31, 2010 - 12:55
Time Bomb is a new science fiction comic book created and written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray (Jonah Hex, Power Girl) and drawn by Paul Gulacy. It is a tale of time travel, Nazis, and an apocalyptic virus.
Time Bomb #1 opens in the year 2012. Beneath the streets of modern-day Berlin, archeologists stumble upon and then accidentally activate the Omega Bomb, Hitler’s ultimate doomsday weapon designed to wipe out the human race. The N.W.O., a mysterious global entity, sends a quartet of specialists back through time to the day before the bomb was discovered to stop the bomb from ever going off.
Well, that was the plan. The specialists actually end up in the heart of Germany, in the midst of World War II. Now, they have to take on the Nazis to stop the bomb from ever being built.
THE LOWDOWN: Simply put, this first issue of Time Bomb is a riveting read – from the first page to the last. Its intriguing plot skirts the razor’s edge between suspense and mystery and in-your-face thrills. Paul Gulacy’s art combines graphic beauty and potent, compelling storytelling. After over 30 years in the business, Gulacy is still better than most of the hot, young comic book artists because Gulacy’s art never offers empty calories. He is the real deal, and so is Time Bomb.
POSSIBLE AUDIENCE: Readers looking for Inception-like thrills should try Time Bomb.