RICH REVIEWS: Compu-M.E.C.H. Volume # 1 (GN)
Title: Compu-M.E.C.H. Volume # 1 (GN)
Publisher: Monolith Comics
Creator/Writer/Artist: Theodore Raymond Riddle
Editor-in-Chief: Richard Vasseur
Assistant Editor: Melissa Riddle
Price: $ 24.99 US
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.
A bank robbery is in progress and M.E.C.H. teleport’s in to save the day and people’s lives. There is excitement right from page one and danger.
The detail on the monitoring screens at M.E.C.H. base is very well done.
There is no rest for M.E.C.H. as a skyjacking needs his attention. Lives are at stake so he responds.
The art does have a Jack Kirby feel to it. The characters are drawn with lots of muscles.
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.
The Compu-M.E.C.H. program is dangerous for its user Tommy Chase. Being a super-hero does come at a cost. Dr. Jason 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 over it looking as Tommy and Dr. Green look on.
This is great overall and you see M.E.C.H. and that 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.
Johnathan Pit has returned from the dead. He has a mission that he is determined to complete. He has become the Death Shroud. Now the love he has for his son comes through very clear. He is not really a villain he just wants to be with his son.
Comp-M.E.C.H. gets into a fierce battle with Death Shroud.
As M.E.C.H. teleports something different happens and he finds himself back in prehistory time. The animals are large and rough looking. M.E.C.H. is looking rough in how he is drawn as well. The Woolly Mammoths now these are so well drawn you need to see them. The M.E.C.H. unit finds itself in a battle with one small Sabre Tooth cat. As M.E.C.H. stands above the cat he is an imposing figure.
The story throws in an interesting twist just for fun. Compu-M.E.C.H. may well have started the evolution of mammals.
Tommy and his using the M.E.C.H. unit are all about helping others. As you read about M.E.C.H. you will find your respect for this hero growing. He is all about caring about and helping others.
A clone of Dr. Lucy Batton sets monsters loose in the city. M.E.C.H. is now self-aware thanks to Dr. Green. The M.E.C.H. unit goes into action. After the battle, something happens and the Gunman causes it.
Tommy Chase, Dr. Jason Green, Lesa Mace, and the M.E.C.H. unit together form a unique fighting force that will save the world and its people no matter what.