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COMIC BOOK REVIEW: Butterfly #1

 
Butterfly #1
Butterfly #1
Butterfly #1

 
Overview
 

Story by: Marguerite Bennett & Arash Amel
 
Art by: Antonio Fuso
 
Cover by: Phil Noto
 
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3/ 5


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  On the top of my head I can only think of a few spy comics that have come out in recent years. So it’s nice to see another comic book delve in to the spy genre. Butterfly’s main plot is not necessarily groundbreaking nor does it offer anything special to its selected genre. The […]

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Posted October 5, 2014 by

 
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Butterfly #1 cover

On the top of my head I can only think of a few spy comics that have come out in recent years. So it’s nice to see another comic book delve in to the spy genre.

Butterfly’s main plot is not necessarily groundbreaking nor does it offer anything special to its selected genre. The main character, Butterfly, goes on a mission to retrieve an item. Inevitably, the mission goes awry and she’s directed into a specific set of coordinates, in which she discovers something truly unexpected.

Marguerite Bennett‘s writing can be convoluting at times, and at first reading will surely be confusing and seem to be going nowhere. The timeline and setting jumps around a lot, going from different narratives and perspectives that resulted in too much exposition. The most interesting plot point of the story however, which can be credited to Arash Amel, is the relationship of Butterfly with her father. Hopefully it will be explored more in the coming issues.

Antonio Fuso follows a strict panel count in most of his pages, something that we don’t see much in comics these days. He adds more panels in some tense scenes to highlight certain aspects of the story. His style looks blocky, and can look weird in some panels but it does not hinder the storytelling of the issue.

For a first issue, the writing can be off-putting at certain points. While the premise have been done before, Butterfly #1 adds its own touch and voice to the story. It definitely has a strong potential, and it will most likely get better as the story gets more fleshed out in the coming issues.


Drew Bagay

 
Drew is a lover of comic books, movies, and all things pop culture. He enjoys crime/thriller/noir fiction, playing the guitar, and taking long walks. He also doesn't like talking in third person.


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