Monday, 26 June 2017

Motor Crush Volume 1 by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr (Image Comics)

I need to be more careful when browsing through people's Twitter timelines, as it's beginning to cost me an arm and a leg in comics.

I've seen a lot of people buzzing about how brilliant "Motor Crush" is, and I wanted to find out for myself - but because I'm one of those weirdo traditionalists who still likes paper comics, I'm forced to wait until collections become available.

So here's Motor Crush Volume 1, collecting the first five issues of Brenden, Cameron and Babs awesome comic.

Introducing us to Domino (Dom), a streetwise hell-for-leather bike racer who is a rising star on the World Motorcycle Racing League, but by night is also a tooth-smashing battle biker, raising some additional funds through nefarious and illegal means.

Domino's dad (or rather her surrogate dad) backs her racing career but we soon find out that there's a lot more to Dom's backstory than meets the eye.

After a particularly harrowing accident, Dom is forced to try and claw her way back - and in the meantime discovers more about her past, tiny snippets of information that begin to fit together. She also reunites with her ex, and with the makings of a racing team it's time for Domino to put up or shut up.

She will kick your ass, make no mistake about it
This is like a glorious love letter to Road Rash and Speed Racer fused with a pseudo-futuristic drug culture (the "Crush" in the comic's title refers to a horribly addictive machine drug that Dom takes a lot of risks to acquire) and some pretty manga-esque props.

Tightly written and ending on the sort of cliffhanger that makes you want to chew the comic in half once you reach the end, Volume 2 is definitely getting done once it appears.

Babs Tarr, fresh from her stint of completely rejuvenating and reinventing Batgirl, Babs Tarr's artwork is scintillating and fantastic.

With a roster of characters that make this a real standout title, "Motor Crush" may well be your new comic crush too. Incredibly addictive stuff, as you'd expect!

"Motor Crush Volume 1" by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr is out now, published by Image Comics (self purchased). 

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Monday, 26 June 2017

Motor Crush Volume 1 by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr (Image Comics)

I need to be more careful when browsing through people's Twitter timelines, as it's beginning to cost me an arm and a leg in comics.

I've seen a lot of people buzzing about how brilliant "Motor Crush" is, and I wanted to find out for myself - but because I'm one of those weirdo traditionalists who still likes paper comics, I'm forced to wait until collections become available.

So here's Motor Crush Volume 1, collecting the first five issues of Brenden, Cameron and Babs awesome comic.

Introducing us to Domino (Dom), a streetwise hell-for-leather bike racer who is a rising star on the World Motorcycle Racing League, but by night is also a tooth-smashing battle biker, raising some additional funds through nefarious and illegal means.

Domino's dad (or rather her surrogate dad) backs her racing career but we soon find out that there's a lot more to Dom's backstory than meets the eye.

After a particularly harrowing accident, Dom is forced to try and claw her way back - and in the meantime discovers more about her past, tiny snippets of information that begin to fit together. She also reunites with her ex, and with the makings of a racing team it's time for Domino to put up or shut up.

She will kick your ass, make no mistake about it
This is like a glorious love letter to Road Rash and Speed Racer fused with a pseudo-futuristic drug culture (the "Crush" in the comic's title refers to a horribly addictive machine drug that Dom takes a lot of risks to acquire) and some pretty manga-esque props.

Tightly written and ending on the sort of cliffhanger that makes you want to chew the comic in half once you reach the end, Volume 2 is definitely getting done once it appears.

Babs Tarr, fresh from her stint of completely rejuvenating and reinventing Batgirl, Babs Tarr's artwork is scintillating and fantastic.

With a roster of characters that make this a real standout title, "Motor Crush" may well be your new comic crush too. Incredibly addictive stuff, as you'd expect!

"Motor Crush Volume 1" by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr is out now, published by Image Comics (self purchased). 

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