RICH REVIEWS: Carriers # 1
Title: Carriers # 1
Publisher: Red 5 Comics
Created: Ben Ferrari, Erica Heflin
Story: Erica Heflin
Pencils: Jim O’Riley, Elias Martin
Inks: Silas Dixon, Elias Martin
Color: Sebastian Valencia
Letters: Warren Montgomery
Covers: Elias Martin
Price: $ 3.95 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Comments: The pigeons here are armed and wearing armor these birds are ready to fight. The coloring on them is amazing and they are so well-drawn. Fable and Gladius are warriors. They are part of the group of pigeons that protect the city. The Carriers are always looking out for any wrongdoing.
There is lots of talk of rats yet it takes a long time before a few are shown. When characters are shown the art needs to make it clearer which one is which. The up-close faces of the birds and rats are illustrated beautifully, the rats really convey emotions well.
This issue does set up for the series. It introduces all the main players well except for the Croc King. It does have too much talk without saying much of anything and not enough action. You see pigeons carrying weapons so you will want to see them use them.
The story concept is a great one and it will be nice to watch it develop using these animals as if they had human-level intelligence.