Infinity: Against the Tide Infinite #1

7 Overall Score
Art: 8/10
Dialogue: 6/10
Story: 7/10

The art by Augustin Alessio is beautiful, making full use of color, shading, and tone. The book looks great, and the way that the brightness of destruction is offset by the darker tones of life means…something, I guess. But it’s there.

Infinity: Against the Tide Infinite #1
Jason Latour, Augustin Alessio
Marvel Comics
2013

You guys asked for it (Editors Note: No one asked for it), and here it is, another installment of the “Both Barrels Comic Book Review.” As the Marvel world continues to shake after the events of Age of Ultron, the universe is in a tizzy again with the Infinity series, and things are unraveling fast. I’ll be reviewing the offshoot Infinity: Against The Tide Infinite #1.

The story picks up with the unstoppable(?) Builder armada descending on a world of Skrulls, with a monologue about the meaning of life coming from an unexpected (unless you look at the comic’s cover) hero appearing out of nowhere to fight the good fight. The day needs saving, but will he do it? Read the comic to find out. I’m not here to spoil it, like some mouth-breathing fanboy who can’t let you enjoy it on your own.

This series is written by the talented Jason Latour, and he ties the story and theme in nicely with the main arc. The writing is serious, and clever, making a point in the blunt-force-trauma way that it is usually made in Silver Surfer books. We get it; life is weird and shit. Maybe you should blast Galactus with the power-cosmic some more while whining about your planet. Still, it is none the less enjoyable for fans of the Gray Boogie Boarder, and is by far not the worst content I’ve read attributed to him.

The art by Augustin Alessio is beautiful, making full use of color, shading, and tone. The book looks great, and the way that the brightness of destruction is offset by the darker tones of life means…something, I guess. But it’s there.

All in all, it looks to be a good offshoot series, and the ending leaves you wanting to read the next installment. I’d say this is a pick up for any fan of the Gun-Metal Wakeboarder, any fan of Marvel, or just those who are digging on the Infinity series with an eye to the next Avengers movie.

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