REVIEW CORNER: Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz’s The R.I.G.H.T. Project # 1

Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz’s The R.I.G.H.T. Project # 1 (2023)
“Do The R.I.G.H.T. Thing” & “Wild In The Ring”
Writer: Tom DeFalco
Penciller: Ron Frenz
Inker: Sal Buscema
Colorists: Bob Sharen & Glenn Whitmore
Letterer: Jack Morelli
“Randy O’Donnell Is The M@n Meets The R.I.G.H.T. Project”
Writer: Tom DeFalco
Penciller: Ron Lim
Inker: Robert Jones
Colorist: Glenn Whitmore
Letterer: Jack Morelli
This week, I’ll examine Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz’s “The R.I.G.H.T. Project” from Apex Comics Group. Back in 2001, Tom DeFalco, along with his longtime collaborators Ron Frenz and Ron Lim created two great heroes in Mr. R.I.G.H.T. and Randy O’Donnell is The M@n for Image Comics that didn’t last long but I’m glad to say that they’re back thanks in part to the good folks at Apex Comics Group and that DeFalco, Frenz, and Lim can continue telling the stories they want to tell.
The two Mr. R.I.G.H.T. stories see Jeffery Lopez download the Digital Daredevil to take down a rogue government agent who wants to use the R.I.G.H.T. project for his own purpose and the second installment finds our hero solving the murder of a professional wrestling promoter while dealing with a villain known as “Double Header” (You can’t make this up); Finally, Randy O’Donnell meets Mr. R.I.G.H.T. in a very unique crossover that could have been more special had DeFalco and Lim had time to flesh it out instead of being relegated to a backup feature but I’m not complaining one bit, everything about this issue will make anyone fall in love with comics or possibly bring back some of the old time readers who first felt jaded by the current state of comics because I’m going to say it and stand by it- Tom DeFalco can still put out an interesting story with characters that are in the vein of Spider-Man, Daredevil and yes, Thor. To some, these stories may feel like they’re stuck in a time warp but with such veteran creators still at the top of their game, it shows that these stories still have a loyal audience and will continue to support this title because quite frankly, it’s well needed as the perfect alternative to publishers that churn out endless crossovers and pandering plot elements that could turn off even the most devoted comic book fan.
“The R.I.G.H.T. Project” serves as another win for DeFalco and Frenz, plus it’s always a joy to see Ron Lim’s art (I’m a fan); Do yourself a favor and hunt this down because after reading it, you’ll be waiting with anticipation for the second issue.
Well, that’s it for me this week. Thanks for sticking around. I will see you all next time.

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