The Protector #1 Hound Comics Written and Created by: Chris R. Notarile Illustrated by: Chris Notarile Reviewer: Robert McClelland
Summary: The Protector is a fun filled adventure that hearkens back to the classic golden age of comic book heroes. Allen Adams works as an insurance claims investigator, using the skills of his trade to get close to crime scenes without getting noticed. But when evil arises, Allen sheds his modest demeanor to become, The Protector, the caped, guardian of Republic City.
Review: Its time to bring out your inner Protector with the first issue of the Hound Comics title ‘The Protector’! When I read the foreward at the beginning of this book, I was kind of worried that the main character in the book was going to have a Holier Than Thou, Killing is Absolutely Wrong attitude but came to see that was no where close to it. Granted he’s just literally starting out so that could develop anyway. But hopefully it doesn’t happen! The writing is pretty great all through out the story, leaving me with no complaints. I do wonder though if some are going to be able to connect The Protector to his civilian self fairly easy? Something to find out as this title goes on! The art and colors all has this old school feel to it. Something I find myself liking a lot. When I first saw Allen in the trench coat fedora, I honestly thought he was going to be a reporter. But that wasn’t the case at all. And I find myself loving the idea of what he actually does for a living. Its very different from the usual you would see in a comic.
I promise you there is absolutely nothing cheesy about this book, although some may find the ‘P’ in his shield to be that way. I like how this is set after the Prohibition Era. As its pretty nice to see some other areas of history be used. Especially if you don’t see it all that often in comics. Which this time period I think is just perfect for the Protector. Kudos to Chris R. Notarile for coming up with this character! I know I look forward to even more of this story, and may you do the same as well! And could it be that our newly arisen hero has already inspired a new one to come to life? Read on to find out!