Exposed # 1 Review Geeky Kid Comics Created and Written by: Victor Wright Pencils and Inks by: Nino Cajayon Coloring by: Thonie Wilson Lettering by: John Burton Reviewed by: Ross Rivers
Summary:Landing with the invasion force on D-Day, Sgt Jackson and his crew, fight across the beaches and into a cave hidden under the bluff. Inside they are attacked by the Devil Children and uncover the plot of a crazed German Scientist who aims to end the war for Himmler. The men depend upon each other to keep them alive, one by one they learn each other secrets adding twist after twist to this four part mini series.
Review:My first two reviews for this site have been... Negative, to say the least. When I received Exposed I was worried that it would be a third negative review.
Thankfully, that was not the case. Writer Victor Wright has given me something to break that streak before it took off.
So the review is gonna be positive.
The first issue of Exposed, called The Devil Children, follows a group of soldiers, led by a man called Jackson, as they land on the beaches of Germany in the 1940s.
Rushing past the mortar fire and bullets, they head into a cave and are greeted by a bunch of little brats who happen to be some sort of vampire creatures, led by a man who calls himself the Herdsman.
So, it’s a pretty simple set up. Fighting, monsters and stuff! There is a mention of what is happening to Jackson’s family while he’s away and that part actually grabs my interest more than any other part.
I look forward to seeing with how he deals with that situation, after going through what he’s going through. During a scene with his wife while he’s away, it’s hinted that Jackson is a bit of a psycho too, so that is a nice way to hint at what’s next for the group of soldiers.
This book is good because it’s so simple.
I’d criticise the dialogue and say that it’s clunky and cringe worthy at times but it sets itself up pretty early on as a B-Movie comic.
One of the first inner monologue captions has “I hate this war!” and it reads like the guy in South Park, shouting “That’s not real wrastling!” It’s stupidly over the top.
So, you have to read it in the right mind set.
But besides being fun to read, it’s also not bad to look at.
Nino Crajayon does a fine job as a horror artist but fails to impress beyond that. He’s simply “ok.” Nothing special, just there to make the pictures.
His work, unfortunately, looks like every other artist used to just help tell a story. The kind that’s not there to wow you but to get the work done on time.
I always find it a shame when the art is simply serviceable, rather than interesting but interesting tends to miss deadlines.
So the book is a lot of fun. It’s fun to read and even more fun when you hear the lines as if the South Park creators are narrating.
Worth picking up, I think.
Unlike certain other books I have reviewed.
You know the ones.
Editor's Note: To pick up a copy of Exposed #1, head over to the Geeky Kid Comics website!