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Review Time: Eclipse #1

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Eclipse #1 introduces us to a world post-solar flare incident that caused the human race to turn nocturnal. The sun causes an extreme reaction, burning the skin instantly. David Baxter, one of the men who works in a protected suit to maintain order in the city comes across a troubling discovery.

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The Good

  • Compelling and original concept. Eclipse is about a natural disaster instead of the usual hero vs. the super-villain problem, making it stand out from other comics. How the humans adapt to the disaster is the part left out of most movies/tv shows/books. Usually they describe the actual disaster happening, not what come after and how people need to evolve and adapt. This story helps shine a light on how people might manage a situation like this.
  • An enforced curfew is something relatable for many, however usually if you are late for curfew in real life you won’t be killed.
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The Bad

  • A little bit slow to get to the action, however once it does you realize why there needs to be so much exposition at the beginning.
  • The characters behavior leads us to believe there is more to hid story but they have not touched on it at all. I assume this will be addressed in future issues.
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The Art

  • The art fits the comic’s tone well with an eerie feel. The contrast of the bright day being the “scary” time vs real life where people generally feel safer during the day.
  • Several panels are quite stunning and the composition is very interesting, using reflections and mirrors in interesting ways. Vast cityscapes completely abandoned and crowded hallways have a nice contrast that helps drive home the feeling of a disaster occurring.
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Eclipse #1 Eclipse #1 introduces us to a world post-solar flare incident that caused the human race to turn nocturnal. The sun causes an extreme reaction, burning the skin instantly. David Baxter, one of the men who works in a protected suit to maintain order in the city comes across a troubling discovery. The Good Compelling and original concept. Eclipse is about a natural disaster instead of the usual hero vs. the super-villain problem, making it stand out from other comics. How the humans adapt to the disaster is the part left out of most movies/tv shows/books. Usually they describe the actual…

The Verdict

9 out of 10

9 out of 10

A little slow to start but picks up by the end, leaving you wanting more right away. Interesting concept and a good read.

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About Tanya Ruiter

Tanya Ruiter is a writer for her own website www.fancysweatpants.com and co-host of the Timely Waffle Podcast. She is often found re-reading Harry Potter, playing Lego video games and watching Marvel movies.

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