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Friday, November 16, 2018

Comic Book Review: Electric Warriors #1


Electric Warriors #1 is the comic book world going full-on sci-fi. I admire its world building and enthusiasm at broadening the horizons of the DC Universe, but I can't say it's anything that I care to keep up with on a limited regular basis. References are made to familiar superheroes, but they really feel like a piece of thread barely connecting this to more iconic figures at this point. However, I must consider that this is the first chapter in a six issue miniseries.


The artwork is colorful and nice to look at. The script is rather wordy at times. It might be a bit too complex for folks who just want to turn off their minds and see some basic hero-on villain action.

Years after the Great Disaster, the Earth has started to rebuild and rejoin the universal coalition in Electric Warriors #1. In order to prevent a galactic war, different worlds throughout the known cosmos have created a new system of competitive combat to give each participating planet their own voice in the intergalactic struggle. Each world has one diplomatic gladiator, chosen to possess the Electric Seed and fight for their homeland as the Electric Warrior! Each fighter forsakes their personal life in the name of peace.


So what happens when Earth can’t choose a single combatant and sends two instead? The bruiser War Cry represents the humans of Earth, while Deep Dweller, a shape-shifter from the Octopus Tribe, represents the animal kingdom. Can they maintain one common goal, or will they tear Earth’s tenuous coexistence to shreds and destroy the rest of the universe with it? Oh, and War Cry also has a powerful relic from Earth’s past: Superman’s cape!

Electric Warriors #1 is written by Steve Orlando (Justice League of America, Supergirl). Art is provided by Travel Foreman (Birds of Prey, Justice League United). The issue is 32 pages long. It is rated T+ (Teen Plus) and contains violence and frightening and intense scenes.