By PS Hayes
Thursday, March 14th, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Seven Percent #1 Created by Luke Keith
Written by Jeremy Fiest
Art by Jarreau Wimberly Red 5 Comics
Release Date: February 27, 2013
Cover Price: $1.99 (digital)
Seven Percent #1 (aka 7%) is the latest title from Red 5 Comics. I like this company because it’s one of the few companies out there that doesn’t rely solely on super-heroes to survive. However, although they do have a nice mix of genres in there titles, this is one comic that they maybe should’ve spent a little more time developing.
Writer Jeremy Fiest tries to create a brand new science fiction franchise in this book, but unfortunately, he comes up a little short. He does a pretty good job explaining the history of this post apocalyptic version of Earth, but the real problem lies in the story he’s telling now. You’re not clear until half way through the book about just who the enemy is, and by that time, you’ve really stopped caring. There are some interesting characters in this book, and I’m almost interested in what happens to them, but Feist packs SO much story in this book, that I get the feeling that it’s going to be quite a while before we get any real meat on these characters.
I have mixed feelings about the art by Jarreau Wimberly. On one hand, he does a good job of creating a universe and making everything in that universe look like it belongs there. There’s nothing, art-wise, that seems out of place or distracting. The only thing is, is that he doesn’t make the universe in this book unique in any way. It looks like every single sci-fi city in every single sci-fi movie ever. There’s nothing that makes this universe stand out at all, and that’s hugely disappointing.
As much as I like science fiction, and a brand new, get in on the ground floor comic, I just can’t recommend this comic. There’s far too many other comics out there right now that you’ll enjoy more.