Challenge 2: Day 6: 1985: Black Hole Repo #1 (2017)

COMIC TITLE: 1985: Black Hole Repo #1 (2017)
John Bivens– Artist
Seth Sherwood and Michael Moreci– Writer
November 8, 2017
Heavy Metal Comics

One of the most legendary magazine companies in the world in my opinion has always been Heavy Metal Magazine. They symbolized a company that wasn’t afraid to be outside the box when it came to the material in their magazines. They have had legendary artists and writers like Grant Morrison (current editor in chief), Derek Riggs, Luis Royo, Ken Kelly, and so many more. Now the company presents a new comic book that features the writer of the 2017 horror film Leatherface in Seth Sherwood who teamed up with Michael Moreci to write 1985: Black Hole Repo. The world is drastically different than ours where the race to space never finished and the world is as unstable as ever. For Max, Roach, Doc, and Bear, all they know is what they can get their hands on in space as they make their money repossessing space vehicles, etc. One unfaithful night and a weird job may have cost them everything as they are now wanted by the law. For more info on the comic and anything else related to Heavy Metal, please click here.

One of the things that attracted me to buy the comic was how awesome the cover looked in my opinion. The cover is very metal-ish if you understand what I am talking about when I say that. As far as the story itself, I love how they are taking advantage of who our president is in this day and age by calling the leader of the time frame in this President Ronald Rump of the United System of America. The mood of the comic in the writing is that of no hope and that our characters were driven in to this line of work because of the decisions our government made which is very metal. The comic has the typical feel of a film that takes place in a dystopian world or space driven world and it’s very graphic. Does it deliver a political message for it’s viewers? Not really, but I am more interested in where it’s taking our characters then what underlining political messages their may be. This is definitely not a comic book for kids if you are a parent reading this due to the subject matter. The artwork on the inside is pretty cool, but I am not as crazy about it as I was the cover itself. I am not saying that it sucks in anyway, just very “heavy metal” in style. Check out my grades below:


Story/Plot: A

Artwork: B+

Character Representation: A

Entertainment Value: A-

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