Straight off the bat, this book looks stunning. If I walked into a comic book store and saw Vessels on the shelf, I’d be drawn to it. The cover is beautiful! I knew that I had to read this comic, my curiosity had to be sated. Vessels isn’t a story that you should read when you’re tired or when you are in a rush. There is so much going on that you have to pay close attention to not only each page but each individual panel. Read the comic when you’re ready for it, you’re in for a hell of a ride.
Wake, a young lady on the run, serves as the series protagonist. We’ve all read stories where evil pursues the hero. Been there, done that. What is refreshing about Vessels is that our protagonist puts the lives of others at risk to save her own, knowing that she may be the only one who can stop the antagonist.
Dennis Lehmann’s colors are to die for. Bringing on a palette akin to the likes Alex Sinclair and even Jordie Bellaire. To be honest, I noticed the colors before anything else with Vessels. The line work is clean and crisp yet have an attitude of their own. You can tell that Vessels isn’t Rafael Desquitado Jr’s first time ‘round the block.
Dave Cook has shown that he can write a great story while taking it in his stride.Here’s a writer who continues to push himself and learn as much as he can along the way. Cook is a creative that we should all take note of as I feel that he has a lot more to show us in the very near future.
Vessels came to exist by Kickstarter, the team ran a very successful campaign that lead to the comic book being fully funded. Speaking of Kickstarter, Dave Cook will be launching a campaign which is looking to fund the third issue of the ‘BUST’, another of Cook’s own series. Be sure to keep an eye out for that.