RICH REVIEWS: Compu-M.E.C.H. # 1
Title: Compu-M.E.C.H. # 1
Publisher: Monolith Comics
Creator/Writer/Artist: Theodore Raymond Riddle
Edited by: Melissa J. Riddle
Colors by: Eli Jansen
Price: $ 12.99 US, $ 19.99 Can
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Comments: As M.E.C.H. is shown going into action it is one fast-paced thrill ride to excitement. He moves with purpose. The initial set-up of the character is something unique in comics.
The art does have a Jack Kirby feel to it. The characters are drawn with lots of muscles. The laboratory or base for M.E.C.H. is designed well.
M.E.C.H. has a different way of rescuing an aircraft. It is unexpected.
In Chapter Two the story really starts out with a mind-blowing scene. The M.E.C.H. robot seems alive and Tommy we see is scared and has no idea what to do since the robot should not be able to move without him controlling it. What is going on? Is this real? It does seem like it.
At times the art does lack in focus on the people. It needs a tighter fit, not just to flow as one body but to show that body is made up of more than one part.
The Compu-M.E.C.H. program is dangerous for its user Tommy. Being a super-hero does come at a cost. Dr. Green and Tommy work as a team to make this project work.
There is a wonderfully illustrated pin-up style page of M.E.C.H. above the city. He is posed overlooking it as Tommy and Dr. Green look on.
Tommy and Dr. Green both need to have full names. The characters do need to be explored more.
We are given a brief origin story which is short and to the point.
This is a great first issue overall and you see M.E.C.H. and he is a hero for the future. Tommy and the M.E.C.H. mesh well forming one super-hero that will have you wanting to see more of him in action.