RICH REVIEWS: Under The Influence (TPB)

Title: Under The Influence (TPB)
Publisher: Mad Cave Studios
Writer: Eliot Rahal
Artist: Stefano Simeone
Letterer: Frank Cvetkovic
Price: $ 17.99 US
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Comments: This book collects numbers one to five in the series.
Henry is a hotdog thief for an online broadcast that has caught on and is an internet phenomenon. Then the focus shifts to the hotdog company Barnubus Hotdogs and their questionable practices. Their sales plummet and then we change to the F.B.I. Headquarters. The story does jump around a lot.
Agent Cara Cole is assigned to a case involving Paul Kozac a social media influencer. The F.B.I. considers this to be the start of a new kind of cult. What exactly does it involve? Will Cara accept this assignment? She does have an attitude.
The art style does not convey who the characters are well enough. They come across as nondescript. The poses do not stand out.
The story has nothing to catch your interest, no action, no suspense, and only a little mystery.
Agent Cara Cole’s personality is the highlight of this so far. She has an I do not care for authority yet she does care. She wants to help others not hurt them.
Will this new cult be trouble for the F.B.I.?
Agent Cara has an attitude for sure. Her unwanted partner Agent Hall screwed up. Cara does not take any bull shit from anyone.
Now some of the people/students at the hotdog party started acting weird. How does eating a hotdog change a person’s personality?
Paul Kozak what exactly does he have to do with what is going on? The story needs more focus to it. The art is too vague as far as details, especially on the people.
The more you read the more you want precise facts on what is going on. Paul Kozak was the hotdog guy who created the hotdog party. We never do get much of an explanation about that other than he wanted to control people. Cults can exist on the internet and here that’s enough to get real people involved and brainwashed.
Cara Cole is the best part of this book and her personality stands out. She wants to do the right thing and help others and she does.

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