Published on February 6th, 2018 | by Kevin Given


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.

The Creative Team:

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.

In Conclusion:

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

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About the Author

Kevin Given has studied with "Longridge Writers Group" and "Writer's Boot Camp" a speech/communications major from the University of Maine Presque-Isle/Orono sites. He has created the "Karl Vincent Vampire Hunter" franchise which includes 2 novels and 8 comic books. They can be found on amazon, Indyplanet and Kindle. For a limited time you can get digital copies of "Karl Vincent: Vampire hunter" #1 and "Files of Karl Vincent" #1 for free on Indyplanet. Kevin is producing the third novel in the series "Dracula Rising" (working title) and developing "Foul Blood" into comic book form.

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