Longtime consummate artist Scott Kolins debuts a new world to behold this month in Adam.3 #1. This look into a world where jungle lords and futuristic technology and talking animals all blend together showcases how remarkably imaginative artists can be when left on their own.
WRITTEN BY: Scott Kolins
ART BY: Scott Kolins
PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics
RELEASE: 12 August 2015
You can feel the almighty Jack “The King” Kirby influence all over this book in all the right ways. The widescreen approach to this series is a wise one as creator Scott Kolins knows how makes spectacles and awe burst out of a page. I see signs of O.M.A.C., Kamandi and even Tarzan in this issue. From the first panel onwards, you can see how well blended all these influences and more inhabit every aspect of this sharp debut.
You can’t escape the pure thrill and joy this world inhabits as we meet Adam.3, our big jungle hero. Not only are there animals aplenty on this jungle world, but they can all talk and have personality to spare. Deer want to race, dolphins want to play and bears hold a grudge. It’s such a small thing but it works so effectively that I found it to be a charming approach to a classic concept.
I learned a long time ago that Kolins is a masterful artist and clearly can illustrate anything and everything wonderfully. This creation of his is clear proof of his craftsmanship and imagination let loose for readers to behold and enjoy.
Adam.3 is the lord of his jungle realm. His wife, Skye, is pregnant with twins. Beo, the first son of Adam.3, is none too happy about that or pretty much anything else in this issue. All of them plus some Brother Eye-looking satellites and random specs of technology are all readers are given a glimpse of.
Will there be more tribes or people next time? Do we need more characters when the animals are so entertaining? I’m very intrigued to see what will unfold in this five issue miniseries. There is so much eye-catching artwork and a compelling story to see in these first and second chapters that I eagerly look forward to see what happens next.
Score: 9/10 Skulls
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