All right. Cage! #1 from Genndy Tartakovsky is insane. Like insane-insane, but also insane as in good insane.
Tartakovsky, Samurai Jack creator, has not only taken Luke Cage and warped him back into the 1970s, but this freaking book feels like an overemphasized episode of Shaft mixed with Cage's early appearances in the Amazing Spider-Man.
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IGN said it best in its review of this book, this is Tartakovsky's love-letter to Luke Cage.
Every plot point, action scene, dialogue, character design, you name it, is overemphasized and made so extreme and over the top. It's f****** perfect if you take it for what it is.
We've got quick action scenes, quick character development and hilarious pain-inducing panels.
Tartakovsky, also on the art, showed off his versatility in illustration. This first issue from Marvel NOW! feels like it should be early-morning Adult Swim cartoon. It's hard to picture it as anything but.
Seriously, drink this in:
It's just a fun story with even more fun coming from the art. Seriously, without spoiling anything, there is a scene where Cage is looking for Misty and ends up at the empty police station. There is a guy selling information for help escaping from prison, so, Cage pulls him from his cell, gets his information and, of course, stuffs him back in the cell.
For the quick readers, take a moment and slow down so you don't miss the guy's clothes being pulled off buy the bars in the process.
Rating: 9/10 All right. Cage! #1 from Genndy Tartakovsky is insane. Like insane-insane, but also insane as in good insane. Impressive work on a fun story and even more fun art.