Published on February 6th, 2018 | by Kevin Given0
Review: The ILL – The Age of the Superhero is over
This is my first attempt to review a web comic book. This issue opens in the city of Freemantle with narration about how great our planet is despite the everyday prejudices and injustice that seem to permeate our world. The earth’s superheroes have been made to forget about their powers and some of these heroes are beginning to remember.
M. Watkins is the credited creator and he draws us into the story with his world view from page one. The protagonist is a hero called inferno that just got his memory back about how he can control flame and fly. He finds himself called to a meeting with others that remember the days that superheroes filled the sky. This is great stuff as we’re slowly introduced to that worlds heroes. Their leader is a meta-human called The Benefactor. Watkins narrative is strong, and we get to know Inferno in a personal way as he reminisces about the good old days with the other heroes whose memories are returning.
M. Watkins the artist has a simplistic style that works well with this title. I enjoyed how he keeps the drawings from going into too much detail. He makes it look easy, but in fact this isn’t always easy to do. A lot of silhouettes and basic shapes fill each page, but this only serves to help move the story along.
This story deals with our heroes trying to find out who took away the memory wipe which caused our protagonists to forget who they were and why it was done. I really enjoyed the mystery factor as I read this engaging tale. The Benefactor is wondering if his arch-nemeses, Professor Crestfallen, is responsible for erasing the memory wipe and he sends our heroes on a mission to discover what exactly happened. But the worlds supervillains are also beginning to remember! ***
The ILL – The Age of the Superhero is over
Writer – M. Watkins
Art – M. Watkins
Letters – M. Watkins
Publisher – The Misery/Love Company
Publication – Web Comics