Writer: Ben Fisher
Penciler: Kevin Stokes
Inker: Adam Markiewicz
Colorist: Tony Washington
Reviewer: Robert McClelland
Editor: Jay Katz
Coming straight at you from the NEW publishing company Arena Comics is their first title Splitsville! And I have to say, a most enjoyable comic that is off to a fantastic start. One of the best parts about this number one issue? You don’t get the “typical” origin story here. As the title of this book gives you everything you need to know, so that “pesky” origin tale that does not happen here isn’t even an issue.
I love the concept writer Ben Fisher has come up with here. How often do you have a main character with a split personality in the forms of Stalwart and Master Mayhem?! You can tell this is a title that was done to show the creator’s fun loving side and realizes not to take himself or this concept too seriously. Kevin Stokes’ pencils, as well as Tony Washington’s coloring skills help bring this wonderful comic together. Think Disney’s Megamind…..But better! Arena Comics has hit the mark here with their first offering.
My curiosity is getting the best of me regarding the Ninja who seems to show up a lot. Poor guy seems to have the worst luck though! If it wasn’t for bad luck, he’d have no luck at all! I think I am more of a fan of the sidekicks then the main character for some reason. That said, Vex and Tiger’s Mom is a smart cookie. Smart enough to be able to pull the wool on everyone’s eyes! Although I think the real enemy here are those donuts?! But unfortunately, it seems their happy scheme is about to unravel with the arrival of Blast Cap! Their first meeting between her and Stalwart, simply awesome! Yes, there seems to be a lot going on in here, but easily followed.
So if you’re looking to pick up something that is liable to give you a laugh and a fun read from start to finish. Make sure to pick this up! Will Mr. Marvin make a return? Will Blast Cap be revealed to be really be this world’s answer to Pamela Anderson?! I don’t know, but I look forward to finding out! And strap in and come along for a fantastic ride!! Yazim Khan and Arena Comics are bringing it!
5 out of 5 Stars!