REVIEW: ALIBI JONES by Mike Luoma & Friends
PDF FROM AUTHOR
Ah the power of a ReTweet! Somehow I came across @MikeLuoma tweets about his comic Alibi Jones. While finding out more info about the series, Mike generously sent me a PDF file of Issue one to review.
Science Fiction is one of my favorite Genre’s. As a whole however a very small percentage of Comics are Science Fiction . So I was excited to see the interstellar elements in these stories.
A quick character shot of Alibi: He is a member of SAIF a mediator force that is helpful in bringing peace to hostile situations, often with alien lifeforms.
In BLIND EYE featuring art by Meisha, we see Alibi enjoying a successful mediation, only to find himself roped into attending a swanky party due to the demand of his Aunt. While being lead around to different guests by the parties esteemed host, he is surprised to see his ex-girlfriend Shirra. Her use of an assumed name leaves him curious and on the path to discovering a dangerous scheme she and her new lover are engaged in. A great way to introduce the character. A complete adventure that really leaves you intrigued with Alibi’s Ex.
Fathers Day: Show’s us Alibi’s first meeting with his Father when he was a young boy. It’s short and not so sweet, but very entertaining.
The last story: About Time: Takes place four years after Blind Eye and features the return of Shirra, who breezes into Alibi’s life again with danger and a Time Travel device.
Shirra is a dangerous woman. Mostly because of the people she hangs out with( primarily thieves) . Of course she needs Alibi’s help to get the machine working as it’s owners are almost upon her. Alibi is still susceptible to Shirra’s charms. He doesn’t think twice about trying to help her use an alien device, even when all the plans she suggests using it for are Illegal!
This issue also has some amazing pin ups of Alibi and others. I really enjoyed the different stories and meeting the characters Mike has in his world . The art is a crisp Black and White with fully realized worlds and creatures. Alibi finds himself in several dangers yet he keeps his wits about him and finds a solution.
A great introduction to the characters and a show case for artist Meisha, Federico Guillen and more.