If you’re tired of reading comic books with the same recycled plots lathered with overexposed characters, then you’ve come to the right place! Every week we’ll be spotlighting a different comic book, focusing primarily on independent creators. Whether they be indie creators who have cut their teeth working with the Big Two, and now have a creator owned property, or they’re just breaking into the industry and making a name for themselves, I’ll be bringing them to your attention!
This week we’ll be spotlighting, the Sci-Fi/Western epic, Evercross! Evercross, created by Bobic Alva and Kevin Johnson, is an intriguing tango of violence with a compelling premise and fun characters. Evercross was made possible with the help of a successful Kickstarter campaign, and I for one am very glad to have gotten a copy!
Written by BOBIC ALVA and ROBERT CALCAGNO
Art by KEVIN JOHNSON
Issue One, Gun Smoke and Iron, introduces us to Dominick Driscoll, his companion Charlie and the harsh world that is Evercross. The first thing you’ll notice about Evercross is that the violence is brutal and the characters are raw, which is absolutely what I want out of a story set in the Old West. Bobic Alva and Robert Calcagno are a solid writing team and paint the world of Evercross as a rough and unforgiving one, all while building intrigue for what’s to come. Kevin Johnson’s artwork is excellent as he breathes life into the characters and delivers several spectacular action sequences. Evercross feels fresh and has much potential to be an entertaining journey, if not a dark and twisted one.
Dominick and Charlie are two bounty hunters tracking a mountain of a man named Ironside. As you can imagine, when you’re dealing with someone who arms themselves with a pack of thugs and kills indiscriminately, things get very bloody, very quickly. Ironside has a larger-than-life feel to him which only makes the showdown with Dominick and Charlie that much more enjoyable. While we get to know Charlie a bit more than we do about Dominick in this issue, Dominick definitely makes a lasting impression right off the bat.
If you’re the type who flinches from violence, then Evercross might be a bit much for you. On the other hand, if you enjoy a comic that doesn’t pull any punches, then Evercross is most definitely up your alley. In classic western fashion, we get a Mexican standoff, a dynamite vest and a saloon riddled with bullet holes and that’s just the first issue! Toss in a little magic and you have the right recipe for a captivating 12 issue mini-series.
Issue 2 of Evercross is slated to be released in February, so be sure to keep an eye out for it. You can keep up to date with all things Evercross via their homepage TheEvercross.com as well their facebook page Facebook.com/theevercross.