The Ferrokin Origin: Part One
Writing and Artwork by Jennifer Swartwood.
The Kaid clinic does advanced research on serums designed to rescue a victim who has suffered metal poisoning. Family of Dominic Kaid have been dying off in accidents, one suicide in unfortunate rapidity leaving him to be the last. As most special powered heroes receive their powers so does he in an extraordinary explosion of various molten metals and timely injections of their experimental vaccines.
An additional mystery pops up in the disappearance of Seul Island from the bay. The island has been gone for a couple of years but fresh bodies keep washing up from it. Dominic emerges from his coma and goes hero like. Enough with the spoilers, this is very good original work.
The story blends researched science with science fiction to give birth to a lore. Artwork is superb and doesn’t leave the reader scratching their head going ‘what is that?’. This is five out of five material folks and that’s what I’m giving it. Five by Five. Enjoy!
By the way, I got my copy signed by the creator at 2015 Denver ComicCon.
Shadowman: Birth Rites
Written by Justin Jordan and Patrick Zircher
Illustrated by Brian Reber
Jack Boniface has grown up in foster care ever since his mother was killed in a car accident. As an adult he finds his way to New Orleans because everyone says his name is local…there. Finally with enough of a job he can afford to have someone uncover who his parents were and what happened to them. A fit of disgust at what he thinks is the truth of his parent’s results in an impulse decision and now he is visible to things he didn’t know he was hiding from.
Welcome to the tale of a paranormal superhero named Shadowman, a symbiotic melding of Jack Boniface and a shadow spirit called the Loa. This is not a comic for the children. The artwork is graphic and very well done. This volume has the first four Shadowman comics and is a fluid tale of him coming into his powers.
Another good thing is it is not a DC or Marvel product. This is published by Valiant comics and I got my copy from the publisher at Denver Comic Con. I’m giving this five out of five entertainment points. Well played Valiant!