Storm Pirates #1

8 Overall Score
Art: 10/10
Dialogue: 4/10
Plot: 9/10

Beautiful art and brilliant plot

Dialogue is not cohesive

Storm Pirates #1
(A) Drew Moss, (W) Richard Rivera
Think Alike Productions
2016

Storm Pirates is another publication from one of my favorite indie publishers, Think Alike Productions. The co-founder is my personal friend, Ruben Romero who also writes The Agency and Prey for Angels. Storm Pirates is about, you guessed it, pirates in storms. Sort of. The plot is centered around a team that uses technology to control the forces of nature or, more specifically, weather. It’s got everything from romance to action to cool visuals. The characters are diverse and have distinct personalities.

However, there isn’t much world building. Storm Pirates has a huge amount of potential, but the  reader doesn’t get much background. The timeline of the present story is perfect, but there are no flashbacks or dialogue to explain what the organization is or why they’re there. Speaking of, the dialogue is not cohesive enough. It doesn’t flow from character to character. It needs to be more simple and direct. The art should do the emoting for the words, not the other way around.

The art, characters, and creativity, on the other hand, are exceptional. The art in Storm Pirates is some of the best I’ve seen in indie comics. The cover reminds me a lot of Archie and, as some readers may know, I’ve got quite the soft spot for Archie. The rest of the art is very Rob Guillory or Fiona Staples -esque. The character art is diverse and the faces are very emotive. The coloring and shading are very complementary. I love that the artist uses vibrant colors in a book about storms.

I have high hopes for this series. As I said, I believe it has the potential to be a very successful and creative indie book and I look forward to seeing it evolve. It’s a well-rounded book that caters to a wide range of ages. I can’t wait to read issue #2 and see the changes.

 

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