Issue: Quarantine #1
Writer: Michael Moreci
Pencils & Inks: Monty Borror
Colors: Lauren Anne Sharp
Letters: Jim Campbell
Publisher: Insomnia Publications
Release Date: 2009
“In a small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, a virus is released into the water supply, transforming people into vicious killers. The military shuts down the borders—no way in, no way out. A group of survivors trapped within the town must survive against the infected, against the odds, and against each other.“
Artwork: 3.5 out of 5.0
Welcome to the world of Quarantine, a dark place full of confusion and action. I really enjoyed the pencil and ink work by Borror here. I think that he did a nice job with the designs and looks of the cast. There is good detail work on every panel. My main grief is with the coloring. I think it’s tough to color a story like this, because it can take away from the overall mood, if not done right. So with the coloring here you get the nice dark tones that help add to the setting, which is good, but there seems to be the same tone throughout. I guess I would compare it to a person who is monotone. Just always on the same level, no real highs or lows come up.
Story: 4.0 out of 5.0
Sure we have a lot of stories in this style or particular horror genre. So in order to stand out you have to be able to work on a few things. One of those is to deliver a great story, full of on pace and believable dialogue, and some nice strong lot points to keep the reader interested. So given that this is a prequel to the upcoming graphic novel, I can easily say it delivers on both of those fronts. There was a great pace to this issue, nice action scenes mixed with some story building. It really has my interested piqued for the upcoming book.
Dying Breath: 3.5 out of 5.0
A nice introduction to this world of the infected. I like where the story is going a lot and the artwork is right on pace to make the upcoming book worth buying. Some good action and nice pacing really sell this one shot as a winner. I can’t wait to see what Moreci and Borror bring to the table later this year.
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