Friday, March 10, 2017

Infinite 7 #1 Review



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"Infinite 7" #1 from Action Lab -


     There's nothing special about teen gamer and layabout, Anthony. He's not a fighter, he's not a lover, he's not even that great of a gamer, just your normal, run-of-the-mill slacker. Well, today is Anthony's (un)lucky day. He just scored a date with the hottie at the coffee shop, and his parents are totally out of town so he's got the place all to himself. Oh, yeah...And he just killed a member of one of the world's premier elite teams who was searching for a sexy villain named Mavara. Now, he'll have to take the place of the guy he killed on this team of highly-trained, highly-dangerous, and potentially, highly unstable warriors as they try to stop Mavara from joining forces with an insane, fanatical terrorist sect called Chimera bent on bringing the world to its knees. Sooo....Yeah...It looks like Anthony's summer vacation just got busier - and DEADLIER. This summer's gonna hurt like a motherbleeper. 


    Dave Dwonch pens this ode to the action-flick, "Infinite 7" #1. Dwonch takes some of the most memorable action stars of the last fifty years and tosses them together to create an action fanboy's dream. Take a little Bruce Lee, a little Schwarzenegger, a little Kurt Russell, a little Denzel Washington (actually, take a lot, because Dwonch clones them all here), and you've got the Dream Team of shoot-em-up films. However, as flashy as the cast is, and as fast-paced as the story can be, I never really found much in the book that caught and held my attention. Anthony, the protagonist, was your archetypical good-natured teen slacker, but I never came to sympathize with him - this could have been due to the lack of any real exposition on the character, and the lack of any antagonistic forces that would help me find some feelings for Anthony at all. From the first page, Dwonch's focus is the action. In the end, this left me feeling that the story was a bit hollow, simply missing something rather important. Dwonch did, however, drum up lots of little funny moments that gave "Infinite 7" #1 a zany flavor that did make the book a bit of fun to read - Dwonch isn't taking this too seriously, which is a good thing too because this is pure camp. Arturo Mesa's simplistic, cartoony style works great for this story - he has a sense for the action and humor here that makes him the perfect guy for the job. All in all, "Infinite 7" #1 is an okay read - it has a lot of potential. However, it just didn't give me the "oomph" I was expecting for $3.99, nor was there much there to keep me around for another issue. 

RATING: 7 out of 10. 


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