Kaptara #1

Kaptara #1❰Reading❯ ➽ Kaptara #1 Author Chip Zdarsky – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk A space expedition goes horribly wrong because if it didn’t there would be no story Reluctant explorer Keith Kanga and his crew crash land on KAPTARA a world filled with danger and weird danger and A space expedition goes horribly wrong because if it didn’t there would be no story Reluctant explorer Keith Kanga and his crew crash land on KAPTARA a world filled with danger and weird danger and dangerous weirdos And if he can’t survive then Earth the place where YOU live is doomed Join CHIP ZDARSKY Sex Criminals Howard the Duck and KAGAN McLEOD Infinite Kung Fu as they put the “fi” back into “sci fi” and pretty much disregard the “sci” part in this epic story of punching and love. This reader has had the chance to get the first two issues of Zdarsky and McLeod's Image series Kaptara and found two different comic books; for the first two issues at leastThe first issue is the set up for the rest of the series but I actually like the spacecraft setting of an intrepid group of explorers seeking their fortune in Mars At this point this reader is inclined to give Zdarsky a chance to tell his story McLeod's art is pretty good too and excels in alien environments and creatures with twisted anatomies I expected nothing less from Chip The comic starts off uickly and I'm uite interested to see where it goes I'm very interested in the rest of the series I'm also digging the art Chip Zdarsky's been on my radar since reading Sex Criminals Vol 1 One Weird Trick for my local GN group earlier this year I recently found out he'll be at our local comic con this fall so I wanted to check out I still have memories of childhood nightmare's about Howard the Duck #1 so that's off the table So enter Kaptara which I'd heard was an awesome new comic about a gay guy in space but it's not focused on his sexuality Interesting Kaptara is space weird but maybe also time travel weird? There's some gladiator fashion happening and creepy creatures and space ships and pods and a scientist guy who is not exactly rugged While the space oddity echoes Saga #1 the story so far seems very light and comedic in comparison The colours are vivid and fun and the art is clear and engaging I'll definitely see where this is heading But most of all I'll be coming back for the cat tank I thought I'd give this a chance because I was wary of my ability to read a series written completely by Chip Zdarsky didn't pick up Howard Duck when it came out read Howard Duck and thought Huh entertainingI had very much the same feeling while reading issue one of Kaptara as when I read issue one of Howard Duck not the best but entertaining Zdarsky gives us a mash up of sci fi and He Man with a gay protagonist of color that's attempting to be funny Considering what a disaster that could've been I have to say give credit and say Not bad not bad at all The art is fine and I find the coloring entertaining although for those people who don't like psychedelic colors this might not be the series for you Although the color palettes aren't as crazy or the art coloring combinations as busy as Zdarsky's Sex Crim's buddy Matt Fraction's ODY C they're still pretty flamboyant It seems characteristic of Chip Zdarsky humor to have a gay main character and a purple fuschia teal baby blue color palette Dude even the monster was called a Fuschiabeast I dunno man I think Kagan McLeod's art was okay and the story was not I picked this up because I love Zdarsky's writing on Sex Criminals and it totally failed to deliver It's been only one week since I read it and I have already forgotten pretty much everything that happened Compare and contrast with Sex Criminals 01 where the only thing I could think when I finished was Okay now I gotta read issue 02 immediatelyMaybe I'll give this another chance eventually once I finish everything else in my to read stack or I can check out the collected book of the first 5 or 10 issues from the library next year Still up in the air on this one There's potential with all the weird creatures and characters but the main character so far really annoys me I'm hoping this ends up being a lot of personal growth cause I'm not sure how long I'll stick around if he stays the same Funny characters are very human in their reactions and foibles I don't know if I actually like this comic but it made me laugh so I'll give it a shot Chip Zdarsky seems to have written himself into a post modern fairy tale as a gay black man I get the feeling he's as full of himself as Keith is and was looking for a character to simply voice whatever jumps into his head at the momentCan it last as any kind of legitimate work? I'l give it a few issues An okay start to a series The premise seemed intriguing but the writing left something to be desired Or the lack of sophistication and accurate terminology that you would expect from professional astronauts The artwork also wasn't the best Perhaps the series improves with time but to be perfectly honest I'm not rushing to find outI will say points for diversity Multiple PoC and the main protagonist is gay