A 5d Review: ‘The Mighty Titan #1’

Posted: July 30, 2013 in Reviews
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A spoiler free review!


Being an indie comic creator myself, I know first hand that there is still a stigma out there that will have you believe that independent books just aren’t very good. While that is certainly sometimes the case, the same can be said for many ‘professional’ books as well. After asking around a bit, I found that a lot of the people I grilled about the subject simply thought that if indie creators were good enough, they’d already be working ‘professionally’.

Well I’ve got news for you mainstream or nothin’ readers out there. We are all amateur…some of us are just more professional about it.

That brings me to:

‘The Mighty Titan #1’

Written and Created by Joe Martino

Penciled by Luca Cicchitti

Inks by Jeff Austin

Colors by Keith Betancourt

I didn’t know what to expect going into ‘The Mighty Titan’ but I had heard plenty about Joe and his gang on Twitter and as a fan of Kickstarter comic projects.  So, what were my first impressions you ask? Two words: Jerry Ordway! That’s right, comic veteran Jerry Ordway provided a beautiful cover for the book.  Jerry brought his A-game and certainly did not disappoint. His pencils have that ‘classic’ feel that I always seem to gravitate towards. But hey…you can’t judge a book by it’s cover, right?

I tore into this book with a mad fervor hoping it’s insides could live up to it’s glorious outsides. Good news, it did! What I found inside was a story and art that again brought the word ‘classic’ to mind. Don’t get me wrong, by ‘classic’, I don’t mean ‘dated’. This is storytelling like I remember from my childhood. Reading through ‘The Mighty Titan’ brought back a lot of nostalgia for me. Little touches like using caption boxes to set the scene or to mark the passing of time really made for a throwback sort of feel. Something I appreciated!  The book has got everything I love in a superhero comic, heroic bad-ass, vile villain and a sense of a larger world. These qualities shone through each page like sunshine through a rain cloud.

The writing was as engaging as the pencils! The creators really seemed to gel like a well-oiled machine which is odd given that this is issue #1. The colors are vibrant and the well defined inks never overstepped their bounds. Basically, the book came together like a dream and read extremely well. Being that this is only issue #1 of a series, I expected the cliffhanger and thankfully found it intriguing. Nothing worse than a book one that doesn’t leave you wanting more. This is certainly a series not to be missed. If the team can keep churning out quality work like this, the rest of us are in for a mighty treat!

5d Score: 4 1/2 out of a possible 5 stars.

Check out more from Joe and the gang over at http://www.jgmcomics.com/


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