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Force Six 05 Hammer of God comiXology

November 2, 2017 Leave a comment

comiXology presents: Force Six, The Annihilators

episode 05 Hammer of God

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The Annihilators 05 Hammer of God

Action and astounding rounds abound! It’s a rapid wrap of rounds. We reach the prerequisite requiem for a rampaging robot. Team Annihilator digs in and digs out. It’s The Hammer of God and the Anvil of Saints. Drew Spence’s graphic comic Force Six, The Annihilators continues with the Redder Coltrane arc.

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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.

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REVIEW The Redder Coltrane story arc

September 20, 2017 Leave a comment

Force Six, The Annihilators

The Destruction of Redder Coltrane

Force Six The Annihilators book cover

Step forth and accept your annihilation

The biggest story arc from season I is reviewed by the good folks over at the COMICLER. We appreciate the good look. Let’s see what they said.

…the story in review:

…it’s hard not to be satisfied with a completed mission that encompassed sword-fights, high-tech gear, victories, casualties, stand-offs and a whole ton of shots fired.

Pilot syndrome is a well-known scourge of media. How do you hook your audience on undeveloped characters, plot introductions with limited time for world-building and mastering a sense of tone that has not had a chance to evolve naturally? Force Six, The Annihilators finally gets a chance to take off with Season One: The Destruction of Redder Coltrane. Just as the case was with Episode 01, we are treated to action-driven stories with a conservative approach to plot exposition that keeps a sense of mystery about the series. It’s still wholly unclear how much will be divulged in time; however Season One demonstrates that the promises of the original issue are kept with a substantial sense of growth.

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The first thing to note would be the team. None of the characters have much in the way of backstories, motivations or even fully-developed personalities. In many ways, they are aesthetic-driven and have similar attitudes supplemented by quirks that help them feel distinguishable from one another just enough to make the team feel like it’s more than a group of skilled killers. Jackie-Five steals the show while characters like Beta-One and Kojin-Two get to enjoy powerful moments that leave the reader fascinated and in need of a bit more of their personal touches. These might not be characters that you can have firm attachments to just yet, but they are more than enough to induce interest. While the characters’ consistent attitudes do well to establish tone, there are some odd cases of phrasing and awkward dialogues that don’t quite add up without a dedicated focus. The writing isn’t something a Harvard professor would pass, but it’s enough to get you through the story with a solid grasp on what’s occurred.

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Visually, Drew Spence is stretching his talents much further than would have been expected after episode 01. While 3D modelling-based media are often plagued with the overly-sleek, barren backgrounds that plagued animated series like Beware the Batman, Spence finds a way to keep things visually rich without a need for highly-populated paneling. The variety of scenery, the use of color and the way atmosphere is approached in this comic are truly inventive. There is scarcely a more beautiful depiction of what can only be described as wastelands in any modern media. Mix this with the variety of character aesthetics, with a particular emphasis on stylized weapons and you’ve got some really gorgeous eye candy.

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Overall, this comic surpasses expectation with dramatic improvements in the fields of panel-layout, lettering and characterization. While there is plenty of room to grow on the story-telling front, it’s hard not to be satisfied with a completed mission that encompassed sword-fights, high-tech gear, victories, casualties, stand-offs and a whole ton of shots fired. In the end, the vaguely villainous titular character sees his end and serves his purpose. Hopefully, Drew Spence has some long-game plans to prevent these seasons from becoming overly formulaic. There’s hardly anywhere to go but forward for the Annihilators.

Pros:
Action, action and more action
Welcome variety for characters/weapons/landscapes
Greatly improved lettering

Cons:
Underdeveloped villain
Short-sighted plot
No real motivations to attach to

Final Judgement:
8.1

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The Destruction of Redder Coltrane

Force Six, The Annihilators…

Force Six The Annihilators book cover

Step forth and accept your annihilation

The Destruction of Redder Coltrane

Story and Art by Drew Spence

The Destruction of Redder Coltrane presents  a collected packaging of season I, the main story arc. We see Jackie-Five,  Fire Destiny and Kojin Ahsaguri confronting Redder Coltrane and his band of criminal outlaws. When the smoke clears, you’ll be fully clear on what it means to be an Annihilator. It’s 150 pages of full color action. The tale, tones and tints are done by Drew Spence.

If you’ve been following the moves at The Dynamic Universe, then you know this is the big plot path of season I. Before we head into the final and finale curve, we combine several episodes into its own book. This will be a thing that happens fairly often.

 

Thanks for all your support. – Drew Spence

06 Armor of Righteousness

The Annihilators graphic comic

06 Armor of Righteousness

Action and astounding rounds abound! It’s a rapid wrap of rounds. We reach the prerequisite requiem for a rampaging robot. Team Annihilator digs in and digs out. It’s The Hammer of God and the Anvil of Saints. Drew Spence’s graphic comic Force Six, The Annihilators continues with the Redder Coltrane arc.     READ IT NOW!


 

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