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Force Six Season III Review by Nextframez

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Force Six, The Annihilators Season III Review

by Walid Djidjeh, Nextframez Comic Media Reviews

Force Six, The Annihilators” is a comic series written and illustrated by Drew Spence. Oh boy …where do Istart? reviewing and reading this comic series was quite the ride but I’m glad to say it was an enjoyable one. As a fan of unusual comics and stories I felt welcomed.

So, to start off, what is “Force Six, The Annihilators” ? To put it simply, it’s a sci-fi comic series mixed with some science fantasy and drama about an unusual squad of superheroes trying to do good in their world. Yeah, pretty sure that doesn’t do it justice as it is much more than just that.

This review revolves around the 3rd season of the series, going in fresh without having read the first couple of seasons made me experience it exactly like a new reader jumping in would.

The Force Six , The Annihilators Season III Includes :

First Arc:  Wheels & Cogs

Second Arc : The Misused Muse

Third Arc: Challenge Of The Champions

Fourth Arc : Crash and Burn: Speed Kills

First Impressions :

After reading through the comic, I felt as if I had to write down quite a few first impressions and decided to do so with the ones I deem to be the most important as that may be useful to know for readers who are thinking about joining the ride.

Here Goes:

-I liked the inclusion of a dedicated page at the start that gives you just what you need in order to go forward without getting lost or overwhelmed.

-I liked the fact that there is another dedicated page revolving around the main characters , giving you a brief “Bio” which helped in making them feel familiar enough to me and not like “complete strangers” ,it also gave me this thirst of knowledge to get to know more about them along with this “mysterious” feel to it, I would also assume that to those who have been following the series since the start it feels like a nod of respect & acknowledgement.

-At first, I wasn’t quite sure of how “good” the art style & the illustrations can get, but oh was I glad that I was wrong about that.

-While I initially thought that the “Acronyms” (Abbreviations) were a bit overused, I’ve come to welcome them and see them as something that makes it unique & scratches a certain itch for me being a tech nerd.

-To me personally, the characters can sometimes feel emotionless as I don’t feel like their faces portray what they’re feeling from time to time. Yeah, it’s not always the case, but it happened enough times for me to acknowledge that it’s there.

Characters:

Force Six comic character Mr Agility

So..First up,Characters :

Readers would be happy to know that despite the characters being literally “Out of this world”, they still seem relatable and believable enough given the setting the series has.

The characters are diverse enough with many features, personalities and abilities setting them apart from each other, making them feel completely unique. Season III uses the latter in a great way offering variety from one arc to another.

“The Series has some really well fleshed out characters …with tons of interesting backstories. ”

The characters’ designs were for the most part spot on for me, the “force six” team itself is handled really well , I suppose the only issues I had with that were mostly during the first arc of this season (“Wheels and cogs”) where some characters felt “bland” at times, luckily , that did not remain to be the case as I kept going from one arc to the next , the characters kept getting more interesting and better and better as a whole which felt quite satisfying to see.

The Universe it’s set in (The “Annihilator Universe” as it is called in the series) feels vast with tons of opportunities for the “Force Six” team to explore , it basically opens up the door for an unlimited supply of fresh adventures which is always a good thing. My only concern is if is the universe is “too big” for its own good, for even if much of it is left unexplored in my opinion , it starts to seem less and less believable to exist even given its sci-fi setting, yet that is obviously still not the case , the series introduces new stuff all the time from one arc to another keeping it fresh ,but it still feels like it hasn’t reached its full potential just yet ,however, it certainly feels as if the series is going uphill from where it’s at all the time.

Art Style & Illustrations:

Next up, the art style & how good are the illustrations:

It is no surprise that when it comes to comics ,most people choose what to read based on the cover art & how well the illustrations & the art style look overall , because that is what you’re going to be exposed to the most. In short, how good the illustrations are can easily “make or break” a comic for readers.

So how are the illustrations in this series (Season 3) ?

Well, I wish it was as simple as saying they’re “Good” or “Bad”, in my opinion, it sometimes can be a hit or miss as the art style’s definitely unusual. The comic definitely doesn’t follow in your usual comic art style’s footsteps …It screams “Unique” at you, it definitely went above and beyond and got to uncharted territories. So, is that good ? is that bad? Well…

“Some readers may like it, others not so much …but you can’t deny, it definitely is UNIQUE.”

In my own personal opinion, some of the illustrations used in some panels straight up wowed me. You can feel the hard work that has been put into these panels, the dedication and everything in between. Every fight is executed almost to a “Perfection” degree. I’ve always had a hard time visualizing the details of a fight, that seemed to happen less & less often with “Force Six” especially the arcs toward the end which is always a good thing in my opinion. For the most part everything is “visible” and not confusing…

If I had tocomment about the illustrations alone as a whole I would say that the first arc is probably my least favorite which kept me on the lookout for a while ,but luckily that didn’t remain to be the case because the second and the fourth one knocked it straight out of the park for me. Of course, some may prefer the first arc over the other ones which would be completely fine. I just find a form of irony in seeing the second arc (“The Misused Muse”), an arc that speaks solely about “Art” having my personal favorite “Art” in the entire series as a whole.

Force Six comic character Jackie-5

Honestly, I can easily keep writing more paragraphs talking about the art style alone for the rest of the review, but seeing that that won’t be practical, I’ll end it on this note:

The UNIQUE art style captures the action in ways traditional art cannot.”

while personallythe art style is not always hitting the mark for me, it certainly blew me away when it did hit it. Besides the aforementioned personal favorite of mine, there were more than afew pages from the final arc which were also great examples of showing how good the illustrations can get.

Force Six comic panel

Story:

At last but certainly not least, the “Story” …

I’ll just start off by saying the second arc of this season (“The Misused Muse”) takes the cake for me once more when it comes to the story with the final arc (“Crash and Burn: Speed Kills”) being a close second.

So , how well does it “story” ? I was surprised by how well it does that actually , while sometimes it may feel too simple and straight to the point , it actually does its best to not miss a beat and the story always seems to fall in place towards the end which makes up for a very enjoyable reading experience. There’s always something about seeing everything come together and ending on a high note, and the third season of “Force Six, The Annihilators” certainly delivers when it comes to that.

Each arc adds its own tone and theme to the series, making this a very “diverse” story, aside from it being a sci-fi story about a group of superheroes, it actually has a great deal of sub-genres it tries and succeeds to be throughout its arcs. “Action”? “Drama”? “Mystery Solving”? you get all of that in one package when it comes to “Force Six, The Annihilators”.

While some arcs may feel too “bland”, the series definitely has just the “opposite” of that in some of its other arcs. I feel as if there is definitely room for improvement, but I’m sure that with enough time it’ll get better. How much better? We can only wait and see.

“If you’re a Sci-Fi tech nerd, you’re going to feel right at home. ”

Force Six The Annihilators comic panel

The attention to details is present, I could definitely see that they went all out trying to make sense of every Sci-Fi tech you may come across while reading, explaining it seemed to scratch that itch I have as Sci-Fi fan. A small example would be what I mentioned in my first impressions, those being the “Acronyms”, having an entire page just for those from time to time felt like a great addition along with the occasional “Epilogues” that were present in some of the arcs.

Conclusion:

While the series is definitely far from perfect and it certainly is not going to be winning any awards soon, It is brave enough to try to reinvent the wheel in more than one way. 

Force Six issue 24 cover

I can still clearly see that it hasn’t reached its full potential just yet, but still I would definitely RECOMMEND it to everyone that is interested in the Sci-fi Superhero genre or even those who are into Fantasy and Drama. While reading it, I haven’t felt as if I was wasting my time and found myself genuinely interested and intrigued by the many things it tried to accomplish.

“Force Six, The Annihilators” Season 3 can be purchased through here:https://www.comixology.com/Force-Six-The-Annihilators/comics-series/100447?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L2Rlc2t0b3Avc2xpZGVyTGlzdC90b3BSZXN1bHRzU2xpZGVy

Force Six Season III Memories Never Fade

Force Six, The Annihilators 
SEASON III Memories Never Fade

The entire Season III is on comiXology and ISSUU


The Force Six members remember the memories that never fade. The light of a distance star reaches us long after its fire has burned out. Echoes of the past resonate in the present and touch the strings of fate. Join the futuristic assassination squad as they recount past stories of glory. It’s Season III of Force Six, The Annihilators. Episodes 22 through 31 are combined into one massive collection.
Included Arcs: Wheels and Cogs, The Misused Muse, Challenge of the Champions and Crash and Burn: Speed Kills. 376 pages full color.

Available on comiXology and ISSUU $24.99

Preview available on ISSUU

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Force Six, The Annihilators 29: Sleight of Hand

February 6, 2019 Leave a comment
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Force Six, The Annihilators episode 29 Sleight of Hand

29 Sleight of Hand


Time runs out for Fire Destiny when a racy racer reveals a risky robbery. It’s a rubber meets the road rationale when the heist hire holds the highest hand. Who will have the upper hand when the stakes are raised and the stake is driven through a heavy heart? There’s a slight chance that the Sleight of Hand will hold out just a little longer. With only two episodes left in season III, Drew Spence deals and draws – as the deadly night draws nigh. 34 pages, full color. Available on comiXology and ISSUU.

Page pull Force Six episode 29 page 01

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Wheels and Cogs The Complete Adventure

September 17, 2018 Leave a comment

Force Six, The Annihilators

Force Six comic cover Wheels and Cogs

Trade stuff for the Force Six as a collection.

Wheels and Cogs The Complete Adventure

Wheels and Cogs is the collection of the season III opening story arc.
Force Six, The Annihilators episodes 22 and 23 tell the story of LunStar-G joining a gal grifter gang and going all in before the wheel turns and the cogs fit into place. Gears up for this adventure. Rendered and relayed by Drew Spence. Deluxe format with additional art. Available now on comiXology ($2.99) and in Print from Indy Planet ($14.99).

Panel Pull from Force Six comic series

The Tri-Bs breaking out by breaking in!

Force Six panel pull Wheels and Cogs early

Computer hacks and thieving acts!

Panel pull Force Six comic book Wheels and Cogs

The Womens whip it into shape.

 

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Force Six, The Annihilators

They were a team of specialists assembled to bring order to a chaotic universe. Something went wrong when right became their final choice. See the transformation from Renegade outcasts to Legends. They are Force Six, The Annihilators. Drew Spence writes and illustrates a graphic comic, mixing science fiction with science fantasy. It’s a superhero space saga as a group of renegades, gifted with special abilities and artificial enhancements, charge and change the fate of all those they come across. They are the Force Six, The Annihilators and this is the story of their rise, fall and ultimate redemption.

 

Force Six 22 Wheels and Cogs

September 1, 2018 Leave a comment

Force Six, The Annihilators

#22: Wheels and Cogs: Weak Links

Force Six episode 22 Weak Links cover

LunStar-G goes Biker-babe.

22 Wheels and Cogs Part I Weak Links – Available on comiXology

It’s a well-heeled wheeled adventure when LunStar-G ventures into a bundle of bikers and works her way into a gorgeous gang of gangsta gals. Here’s the catch: Catch them without getting caught or caught up. Wheels weaved and written by Drew Spence.

This starts a new story arc! Enjoy. The full story is already being enjoyed on Patreon.

LunStar-G force Six by motortbike

Sometimes, the game starts before you’re ready.

Force Six, The Annihilators. Episode 22

Let’s get ready to go.

Force Six panel pull from episode 22

Action from early in the episode

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New comics, books and Season II

A ton of new releases today.

The final episode of Incendiary: The Man who Burns story arc arrives!

Force Six, The Annihilators

#21: Shade of Sight

The Annihilators season II comes to an end with the final piece of the Incendiary story arc.

It doesn’t take that many dragoffs.

Force Six, The Annihilators 21 Shade of Sight
The final fight and flames of a dying fire as Kojin Ahsaguri faces off against a powerful pugilist. What has the assassin learned and what lesson will Kojin need to teach in order to survive the burning gaze of his ultimate adversary? Force Six season II comes to a close in this 21st episode. Singed scenes and sentences by Drew Spence

Force Six The Annihilators Kojin is ready

Second stage action is about to start

Force Six episode 21 action

Body, chin, temple!

Force Six The Annihilators action

Pressure points on point

And with that comes the entire story arc in one collectible, humongous offering.

Force Six, The Annihilators: Collection: Incendiary: The Man who Burns

Force Six Incendiary the Man who Burns!

The Incendiary as one full collection Force Six

It’s a twist of flaming fates and turning temperatures as Force Six member Kojn Ahsaguri takes on three -for two reasons and only one will survive. Force Six episodes 19, 20 and 21 are combined into one hot adventure. 92 pages, full color. Additional artwork included. Series created and illustrated by Drew Spence.

Available in DIGITAL on comiXology and in print.
And, and that book ends Force Six, The Annihilators Season II which was dominated by the Building Blocks story arc.

Force Six Seasons: Season II Building Blocks

 

Force Six season II comic cover

Force Six Season II, the collection

Force Six, The Annihilators
Season II Building Blocks

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Welcome to Force Six, The Annihilators Season II Building Blocks. Drew Spence presents episodes 10 through 21 as a complete collection. We begin with the main Building Blocks Volume I story arc and continue with Fire Destiny’s Coils of the Medusa which combined episodes 14 and 15. Episodes 16, 17 and 18 gave us the Last Resort where Agility and LunStar-G are sent on vacation to solve to murder mystery. We close out season II with Kojin’s Incendiary: The Man Who Burns, episodes 19, 20 and 21. 348 pages, full color, deluxe format.The Dynamic Universe thanks you for your support in making season II a success. Your enthusiasm inspires our efforts and will continue to follow the adventures of Force Six, The Annihilators. – Drew SpenceAs always ..Where to get our works…..

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The Annihilators #20 The Burning Man

Force Six, The Annihilators

#20: The Burning Man

Force Six comic book cover #20

The Burning Man burns!

Force Six, The Annihilators 20 The Burning Man
Force Six member Kojin Ahsaguri finds he’s playing with fire as his vision dims in the grips of Grippa the Grappler. The last spark of life may be the dying ember as the Force Six, Annihilator graphic comic races towards its Season II climax. Phrases and frames by Drew Spence

SPOILER ALERT (since episode 19 ended with our cliffhanger!)
20a
Page Pullers from episode 20

Force Six action shot from episode 20

Kojin in trouble

More opening action!

Force Six comic book page

Kojin in action against Reva the grappler.

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Force Six, The Annihilators

They were a team of specialists assembled to bring order to a chaotic universe. Something went wrong when right became their final choice. See the transformation from Renegade outcasts to Legends. They are Force Six, The Annihilators. Story & art by Drew Spence.

19 The Incendiary

Force Six, The Annihilators

episode 19 The Incendiary – new story arc starts!

19_Incendiary Cover

Always a day of excitement when a new story arc starts. Lots of great feedback for this arc. Thanks to all the supporters of the Force Six comic title.

19_a base in clouds

19b they talk

19c more words

Interesting that comiXology simply chose the first three pages and gave no hints as to what was going to happen next. They probably figured the dragon was a big reveal and needed to wait until you dug in. Most of our readers know what to expect so, here are a few more pages.

19d Two Pager

19e Two pager dragon

As always ..

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Force Six, The Annihilators

They were a team of specialists assembled to bring order to a chaotic universe. Something went wrong when right became their final choice. See the transformation from Renegade outcasts to Legends. They are Force Six, The Annihilators. Story & art by Drew Spence.

We are The Dynamic Universe. We create graphic comics. They sit between traditional strips and a 3-D style of photorealistic drama. Enjoy the science-fantasy action adventure with terrific tints, great graphics and compelling story-telling. Read the comic and enjoy the soundtrack. Story and art by Drew Spence.

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The soundtracks are available in any outlet that sells fine digital music, including iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. We can be found on social media as @DynamicaMusic and /TheDynamicUniverse

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Force Six new episode 18 is here!

Force Six The Annihilators

18 Last Resort Part III: Dollhouse of Glass

18 Dollhouse of Glass

People who live in glass houses and agents undercover. It’s the final mission wrap and emergency glass break as Agility and LunStar-G complete their work order at the 3R resort. The last puzzle piece is put in place. 40 pages, Full color. Pictures and poetry by Drew Spence.

Page pulls from the episode follow.

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Force Six, The Annihilators

They were a team of specialists assembled to bring order to a chaotic universe. Something went wrong when right became their final choice. See the transformation from Renegade outcasts to Legends. They are Force Six, The Annihilators. Story & art by Drew Spence.

We are The Dynamic Universe. We create graphic comics. They sit between traditional strips and a 3-D style of photorealistic drama. Enjoy the science-fantasy action adventure with terrific tints, great graphics and compelling story-telling. Read the comic and enjoy the soundtrack. Story and art by Drew Spence.

Thank you for your support. All of our titles are available in digital and print formats.

Amazon Kindle, comiXology, DriveThruComics and Indy Planet.

The soundtracks are available in any outlet that sells fine digital music, including iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. We can be found on social media as @DynamicaMusic and /TheDynamicUniverse

Our homepage is TheDynamicUniverse.com

For extra content and early access to our titles

Patreon.com/TheDynamicUniverse

 

Your friendship, follows and support has expanded The Dynamic Universe. We thank you.

Force Six, The Annihilators: Building Blocks Volume I

Force Six Building Blocks Volume I

Force Six Building Blocks cover

The entire Building Blocks story arc as a trade collection

Drew Spence and The Dynamic Universe are proud to present the Building Blocks collection Volume I. We have the first three episodes of season II combined with season I episode 09 Metal Devil Maiden to create the incredible arc that marks the arrival of the synthoid agents. A loose-end clue leads the Force Six Annihilators to a base hidden in the clouds. The action is intense. It’s 132 pages of full color action, scripted and sketched by Drew Spence.
Available in digital format on comiXology for $6.99

Available in print at Indy Planet, Digital $8.49 and Print $22.50

The entire story arc gets combined and as a bonus we included episode 09 Metal Devil Maiden as the opening chapter. How awesome is that?

Force Six the Annihilators page samples

Page Pulls from Building Blocks Volume I

Force Six, The Annihilators page example

Jackie-5 and Beta Two jump into action at the Synthoid base.

Confused? have no idea what this is all about? Watch the video trailer.