ComicList Preview: BRIK #2

by Jeff

688948_320 ComicList Preview: BRIK #2Media Release — Drew is adjusting back into life after the suspicious death of his beloved grandfather, and he’s not happy about some of the new developments. His nemesis Johnny is hanging around his crush, the Russian gangsters responsible for his grandfather’s death are lurking, and now his mom is considering a move across the country away from Yonkers. The local Kabbalist Sera finally takes pity on Drew and translates the mystical instructions for creating the supernatural golem from his grandfather’s tattoo, but even with the information at his fingertips can Drew manage to bring the dark avenger to life? Should he?

This tale of family, tradition, power and morality continues from writers Adam Glass (Suicide Squad, The CW’s Supernatural) and Mike Benson (Deadpool, Moon Knight), amazing new illustrator Harwinder Singh, and colorist Gonzalo Duarte (The Bunker, Big Trouble in Little China).

(W) Adam Glass and Michael Benson
(A/CA) Harwinder Singh
(C) Gonzalo Duarte
AGE RANGE: 15 and up
GENRE: Fantasy, Adventure
PRICE: $3.99

Praise for BRIK:

9 OUT OF 10 REVIEW: “Oni Press continues to put out well told and meaningful stories and this is no different. It’s the kind of comic that has just enough wonderment to propel it past average drama and into another world.” AIPT!

4 OUT OF 5 REVIEW: “The writing is sleek and to the point, taking only a few panels to establish relationships and letting you relate to the characters easily. There is a subtle dark undertone in the writing […] signalling that there is a lot more to the back story of this troubled teen than meets the eye, and urging you to read on.” Big Comic Page

“[…] it is the relationship between a boy and his grandfather that makes this debut issue so incredibly emotional. […] this grandson/grandfather dynamic is reminiscent of the Peter Parker/Uncle Ben origin story we all know and love. The writers give this to us in a familiar yet fresh new approach in a beautifully told origin story. […] ultimately, Glass and Benson have written an amazing first issue that stands out brilliantly on its own.” Geek Sushi

“Buy It! With any first issue you have to find that fine line of introducing the characters without being to bland and not hooking the reader, but at the same time you can not overwhelm the reader with to much. Brik #1 strikes that balance. If you are a fan of comics at all then the bones of the story will feel very familiar as a kid is trying to find their place in this world while dealing with both small and big problems. The issue gives you a true sense of who Drew is and how complex of a character he is while not giving away the entire story.” Rogues Portal

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