I opened the first issue of The Resistants: The Broadcast Offensive and just so you know, it starts off with a bang! This is comic book that I picked up while at “Comic Con Revolution” in artist alley. The story is by K.J. Kaminski and the art done by Jason Johnson. I gotta say that I had to wait for this book. I had previously picked up a preview of it and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the first issue. Now that I have it, I want to share the goods with you; however, I think for the premise the creator’s words do it best:
The Year is 2121 and the alien refugee, Interval, leads the uncompromising strike force known as The Resistants. In the last few years, their frequent raids in the Takeo Corporation-State have become less fruitful, leading to desperate times. Now in possession of digital evidence of the Takeo leadership’s humanitarian crimes, they need to find a way to expose it to the people. The Resistants hope to spark a rebellion in the corporate-state and return the power to its citizens. Trapped behind the border walls, they have to call on allies that may not be ready to join their cause.
The Resistants issue one is the first installment of “The Broadcast Offensive.” The comic book itself is science fiction to the core. This is immediately evident when you are introduced to the characters: Interval, Adam and Melee in the opening pages, which I mentioned before are action-packed. The artwork and page layout are really cinematic. Kaminski does a fantastic job of allowing the reader to get to know the characters in such a short period of time, which is important to the issues ending. Also, I think that Kestrel is my favorite character. She seems totally kickass!! I won’t reveal what happens at the end of the issue only say that it tugs at the heartstrings. By that time you’ll realize that this comic book has substance. The comic has issues two and three available as well as issue zero. It’s a great way to introduce yourself to this universe that goes beyond this comic title. I definitely recommend taking a look.