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4LN Comic Pre-Review: Broken World #1

Series: Broken World
Writer: Frank J. Barbiere
Illustrator: Christopher Peterson
Publisher: BOOM! Studios

Summary from BOOM! Studios: “With a meteor days away from causing an extinction-level event on Earth, time is running out for Elena Marlowe. While most of the planet’s population and her family were approved by the government to escape on one of the giant spaceships headed to another planet, her application was denied due to her mysterious past. With the meteor fast approaching, Elena desperately tries to find a way to fake her way onto.”

THE END IS NEAR! Or not… but maybe? Who knows. And honestly, would you want to know if it is? How would you even handle that? Well, those are just a couple of the questions asked in this new series from writer Frank J. Barbiere (Five Ghosts, Avengers World), and illustrator Christopher Peterson (Grindhouse, Mayday). What would it look like if the human race had sufficient time to prepare for the coming apocalypse, and how would we behave?

Among the deep philosophical questions that Broken World raises, it also does a fantastic job of crafting a captivating story about a family who is preparing to board the last of the spaceships headed for safety just outside of the Earth’s atmosphere. Elena, the mother, has a secret and, while we don’t find out what that is quite yet, it’s clearly one she’ll go to extreme measures to keep hidden.

After reading the first issue, I can confidently say that I’m very eager to read the rest of this series. The last few pages were nerve-racking. Those were some if the most intense and thrilling comic panels I’ve seen in a long time and I just couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.

This series is off to an exciting, enthralling and extremely enigmatic start, and I strongly encourage you all to get on board before it’s too late!

Tell your local comic shop that you want to read Broken World #1!



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Stephen Andrew

Stephen has spent most of his life reading comics, watching horror movies, listening to death metal music, and speaking in the third person. His favorite comic book character is The Punisher, and he believes that the Punisher: War Zone movie is criminally underrated. His favorite film of all-time is National Lampoon's Vacation, and his favorite album is Pantera's "The Great Southern Trendkill".

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