REVIEW: Multiple Warheads: Alphabet to Infinity #1 (of 4)

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Image Comics has made quite a name for itself recently. Releasing a slew of creator own comics that just drip with creativity, comics that most readers new and old find refreshing and engaging. This week Image drops Multiple Warheads: Alphabet to Infinity #1, the first in a four issue mini series. Here is your Major Spoilers review to tell you if it lives up the quality with which Image has become synonymous.

MULTIPLE WARHEADS: ALPHABET TO INFINITY #1
Story: Brandon Graham
Art: Brandon Graham
Colors: Brandon Graham
Letters: Brandon Graham
Cover: Brandon Graham
Publisher: Brando- I mean, Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99

Previously in Multiple Warheads: Alphabet to Infinity: Nothing, since this is the first issue. There is a little bit of back story involving “the sky” falling on the Red City. Not sure what that is about, possibly a rocket crashed into the city?

AN ADVENTUROUS TIME

This comic is the beginning of what looks to be an adventure of mind-blowing proportions. There are two main stories, one involving a couple leaving their communist home of Red City in search of The Impossible City, and the other involving an organ hunter named Nura hunting down a man using his old discarded head as reference. If you think this sounds weird, it actually feels right at home in the wacko world Brandon Graham has created. The dialogue and actions feel like jazz in a universe on acid. There are singing cigarettes, men who can re-grow faces, talking birds with cyborg eyes, slugs that eat radioactive particles, and much, much more! It feels like a more “mature” version of Adventure Time almost. Unfortunately the story can get a bit confusing at times, but that never really bothered me while reading. I just continued on and went with the flow of the book, never feeling like I lost anything by doing so. The last two pages do not seem to even be part of the same story though, they feel really out-of-place and just random. I looked at those pages for a solid ten minutes and could not make heads or tails of them. Other than that little snafu at the end, it’s a very fun and intriguing tale, one that I hope develops in the future.

UNIQUE AND CRAZY

Brandon Graham’s art is very enjoyable if one is a fan of more experimental art. The things depicted in this book stretch the imagination and border on abstract. The colors are vibrant, and the pencils are clear. Graham obviously has a very firm grasp on the fundamentals of art. His designs are kind of mind-blowing, in that there is such a wonderful combinations of different and unique creatures and objects that it really feels like it is its own unique world.

THE BOTTOM LINE: DEFINITELY SOMETHING DIFFERENT

If you are sick of comics all being the same then this is the comic for you. I cannot promise you will like it, it’s not for everyone, but you will definitely remember it and find it different from anything else you are currently reading. It definitely jived well with me, so pick it up.

Rating: ★★★★☆

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