Gun #1 Review

Posted July 17, 2014 by Oscar Russell in Comic Books

Written by: Jack Foster

Art by: Jack Foster

Publisher: Analog Studios

Kickstarter seems to be the go-to place for creator owned work at the moment. One current project that is rattling about on the Kickstarter is Gun by Jack Foster.

Gun is a super hero comic with a twist, unlike the conventional superhero story this is from the other side. The Bad Guys. This group is bought together after they find a semi-dead Superhero, or Cape as they are referred to in the book. They plan on putting a ransom on her head, but as with all best laid plans this inevitably goes south.

Issue One of the story looks gorgeous, and seems to experiment with a number of different ways in showcasing a graphic novel. Whether that is from the almost poetic way in which it is written, to the varying style of speech bubble depending on who or what is being spoken about. The page layouts are also not your standard boxes, although this is becoming a more popular form of artistry in mainstream comics these days.

As for the story, not too much can be faulted. There is a nice prologue page, which really shows you that Jack Foster has a talent with words, and that bleeds all the way through the book.

This is a book that you are going to want to check out, the characters within are intriguing and could really do with settling into their groove with a nice long run of issues. The team dynamic is also one that will turn heads. And as for the action sequence at the end, well you will have to read and see that one for yourselves.

With your money, Jack Foster plans on releasing the first 4 issues of his monthly ongoing, and at the time of writing (20 days left) he is pretty close to hitting his intended target.

Be sure to check out the Kickstarter here.

About the Author

Oscar Russell

Comics Editor for WTN, and co-host of the All New Comics Dash Podcast. I like comics and tabletop gaming!