Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fanboy Comics review of "I Play the Bad Guy #1"

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:03

‘I Play the Bad Guy #1:’ Advance Comic Book Review

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I Play the Bad Guy, from Bliss on Tap Publishing, isn’t your typical superhero adventure. So far, at least, it’s a bit more like Taken. A tough guy with a very specific set of skills is willing to do whatever it takes—and kill whomever he has to kill—in order to track down his daughter. It just so happens that in this comic, the very specific set of skills includes some very powerful telekinesis.
As we begin the story, Frank, the Liam Neeson-type character, kidnaps an old friend/work acquaintance named Al and tortures him (rather graphically) to find out information about his daughter’s whereabouts. Then, we’re treated to flashbacks of a top secret government facility, many years ago, where Frank and Al are being groomed as weapons for the military using their powers.

It’s a compelling story so far, if a bit violent, with artwork that’s interesting and colorful. It’s still too early to tell what the comic will be like long term (It’s a 6-issue arc.), but it’s good enough to warrant coming back for the next installment. Essentially, all you need to know at this point is “Taken, with superpowers.” If that’s the sort of thing that would appeal to you, then you’ll probably want to check out I Play the Bad Guy.