Skybourne #1 is the superhero spy thriller that we need.
There’s only one way to perfectly sum up this title – and that’s James Bond meets Jessica Jones. And if that doesn’t excite you, nothing will. Honestly, our first thoughts on this story was just how fast paced and brutal it was. And it works a treat. The premise revolves around three Skybourne siblings Abraham, Thomas and Grace… who were all fathered by Lazarus. As in the guy who came back from the dead. They’re all immortal, have superhuman strength and most importantly – impenetrable skin. Essentially, they’re not to be messed with.
Skybourne #1 is straight forward and to the point. Involving a mythical sword, this issue mainly focuses on Grace. Boy oh boy, is she a force to be reckoned with. She’s completely unrelenting in her methods, and we’re not complaining. It’s a violent, high octane chase for the sword – and Grace is clearly willing to do anything when she’s got her eye fixed on a goal. Whilst we love the simplistic plot and the action is a thrill ride – the issue doesn’t take much time to develop any of it’s characters much. Hopefully, we’ll get a little more backstory behind these wonderfully unique characters.
It’s written and illustrated by Frank Cho and we have to say, it’s visceral. When Grace is engaged in a fight, the violence jumps off of the page and is in the reader’s face. Especially how she dispatches a moving car towards the end of the issue. If you’re looking for a high octane spy thriller with a twist, Skybourne #1 is definitely the one for you! We couldn’t turn the page fast enough on this one, as it grabs the reader right from it’s intriguing start, dropping us straight into the action. It sets up enough questions to bring us back, whilst still managing to create an interesting and original story.
BOOM! Studios are doing an excellent job with their current array of titles. They’ve proved time and again they can masterfully handle different genres (Power Rangers and Sons of Anarchy are prime examples) and Skybourne #1 is no different. It’s the superhero spy thriller you didn’t know you needed until now.
Don't miss out on this heroic spy thriller.
- Grace Skybourne
- Character development
- Visceral fight scenes