By PS Hayes
Thursday, July 11th, 2013 at 3:00 pm
The Owl #1 Written by J. T. Krul
Illustrated by Heubert Kahn Michael
Lettered by Simon Bowland
Colored by Vinicius Andrade
Cover by Alex Ross Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: July 3, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99
The Owl #1 is the latest entry in Dynamite Entertainment’s pulp heroes line, which has been pretty successful, both critically and financially. Does The Owl measure up to the rest of the books in the line? Let’s take a look..
J. T. Krul gives us a different take on the pulp heroes with this book. It’s got a heavy Captain America vibe, and normally that kind of thing would bother me, but here it doesn’t because it fits both the book and the character so well. Krul avoids all the “poor me” traps that normally would fall under a time displaces hero, and instead, let’s the hero have fun and be aggressive in this “brand new world” that he’s been flung into. He allows The Owl to have some fun here, and while there is some regret about his part, it’s pretty few and far between and doesn’t weigh down the book at all.
Artist Heubert Kahn Michael does a fine job on this book. He’s got the style for both the past and modern day down pat, and he pulls off some pretty spectacular special effects work here, that I really wish I knew how he did. My only complaint is that there could have been just a little more detail in a couple of pages, but it’s nothing that really hurts the book at all. Overall, I fine job.
I would definitely recommend The Owl. It’s fun, not too heavy, and is a really good time. Not to mention that it’s totally different from anything out on the stands today. Pick it up!