Published: January 5th, 2011
Written by: Michael Bracco
Art by: Michael Bracco
Alterna Comics, 90 Pages
When I first started reading this, I didn’t know what to expect. I wasn’t a fan of the art style but it grew on me as I read on.
The story is pretty simple. A boy in an escape craft crash lands on a planet after his parents’ ship was taken over by pirates. While there, he comes across some ancient cosmic artifact. Soon though, he is in trouble and finds himself saved by an alien hero looking for that cosmic artifact. They two strike a deal: help the alien get the artifact and the alien helps the boy save his parents from space pirates.
This feels like swashbuckling in space, which is a solid combination.
I ended up really liking the art and it’s raw simplicity. I also liked that this was mostly black and white with orange highlights.
This definitely feels like an indie comic and I mean that in the best way possible.
The story is fun, charming and you care about these characters. Michael Bracco did a great job of developing Adam and the alien hero without a lot of space to focus on them while trying to balance the action and the story.
Adam Wreck was a good, quick read and a really cool title from Alterna.
Pairs well with: Other sci-fi series from Alterna: Novo, Exilium and Eden.