The Bounce #1 Review
You’re Image Comics, you’re publishing tons of underrated books that sell out before they even hit shelves. What’s your next step? Let Joe Casey write a book about a hero who bounces off of walls, of course.
Okay, so that doesn’t sound so awesome, but when Casey shoots out an already highly regarded book like Sex, you kind of give the man some leeway to do whatever the hell he wants. Right now it looks like he want’s a superhero who bounces off of walls, has a pot problem, and possibly inadvertently “peaked” himself into another reality. This is only “Book One” so I’m unsure about that whole “other reality” thing.
An unfair assumption would be that The Bounce is as good as Sex, which is really unfair to compare the two anyways, and also the book isn’t as good. Again unfair, it could just be a late bloomer, I’ve been known to discard fairly well received books early.
Largest complaint, filler, the book has tons of it. There just has to be an easier way to introduce pivotal characters without making them appear bland and mundane.
The highlight of the book comes in the form of David Messina’s art which is real clean, even in the more action oriented scenes. Plus it takes a certain skill to draw up drug induced hallucinations.