Challenge 2: Day 181: Sentry #1 (2018)

COMIC TITLE: Sentry #1 (2018)
Kim Jacinto– Artist
Jeff Lemire–Writer
June 27, 2018
Marvel Comics

1QP_U8_5Sometimes when you walk into your local comic book shop, you look at tons of titles and you try and debate as to which comic you should pick up. You want to be sure that you are picking up the right comic book and not one that is going to be a dud. I have certainly made those mistakes before which is why I was hesitant to pick up a certain title from Marvel at first. I wasn’t absolutely sure if I wanted to pick up a copy of Marvel’s version of Superman in the man known as Sentry, but I checked it out anyways for today. Sentry #1 was written by Jeff Lemire (Extraordinary X-Men) and it was illustrated by Kim Jacinto (Avengers: No Surrender). You see Sentry is a man that was born with great powers and great power usually means great responsibility, but in his case it means that there is a dark side to him in his other half known as The Void. Thanks to Doctor Strange, he is able to keep that dark side hidden in another world that he can only access with a special device, but what happens if that device is taken?

e8hlK0M4There was some pretty cool stuff in this comic and that is thanks in large part to Jeff Lemire’s writing ability. I loved what he did with Extraordinary X-Men and he definitely has me hooked with this issue. Imagine that at one time you were this superhero who ended up having a dark side to him which landed you in some big trouble. In the everyday world, you are kind of a nobody who is just a cook, but when you use the device, you are once again Sentry and you can save the world from The Void every 24 hours. It would sound kind of lame for the 23 hours that you are not him, but that is the price you have to pay I suppose and I love what they did at the end. The artwork I wasn’t completely crazy about, but that is not me saying that it’s bad. It’s actually pretty good artwork but I think the artwork gets better when he becomes the Sentry and that could have been done on purpose to show the contrast between the two worlds. That is why I am not completely disappointed in it and that is why I am probably going to be checking out the next issue in the comic. Check it out for yourself, you may like this one otherwise check out my grades below:

Grades:

Story/Plot: A+

Artwork: A

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A

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