Great Pacific #1
A message written with deep underlying conviction, but lacked storytelling.
“”TRASHED!”, Part One
Chas Worthington dreams of big things, solving bigger problems, and making his mark on the world. Only no one takes the twenty-one year-old heir to one of the biggest oil fortunes in history very seriously. That is, until he turns his back on his cushy life of wealth and prestige, and seeks to solve an environmental disaster twice the size of his native Texas known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The epic sci-fi adventure and survival tale begins!” –Image Comics
Chas is an ambitious entrepreneur who wants to turn around the ills of polluting the world by investing in clean energy to eradicate waste in the Ocean. His passion however, was not received well by the big wigs and those who only invest in money. He knows he was a pain in the ass to many people, including his late father, but he wants to make bigger changes that benefit the world. And, that’s all we know.
From the starting pages, things looked promising, but the downfall in my opinion would be the story telling. It just seems there in print and I didn’t feel engaged to read any more. The writing, done by Joe Harris, suffers a bit with the pacing and at times, I had to re-read some of the pages just to make sure I didn’t lose myself, but continuing on it showed that the story itself isn’t clear on how it should present itself and how the reader should feel. The dialogue isn’t something memorable and one that I could quote out of awe. The ending though shook things up a bit and it seemed like we will go deeper into the storytelling. I enjoyed it a lot and gave me a little bit more to be interested in.
The art for the new series is a high point. The coloring is fantastic and beautiful. The shadowing and facial expressions are done very well and I was in awe. The lustrous colors of Africa and the garbage wasteland are wonderful and nothing seemed out of the. The amount of detail is great and one of the things that’s holding me onto the series.
Where the book in its entirety hasn’t sold me completely, I’m still willing to continue on with the series. Great Pacific is in your local comic shop now!
3 out of 5.
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