A while ago spoof Animations announced they would be releasing four exciting titles to kick start their efforts into the world of comics. Spoof initially had focused the greater part of it’s efforts into animation but since then has also been making strides to enter the world of comics.
Since a few months ago spoof have had fans waiting in nerve racking anticipation. Finally the wait is over as the comics are scheduled for release tomorrow. The much anticipated titles include Vantage #1, Boxsa #1 ,Jinx #1 and finally the title that intrigues me the most Voyager: Space adventure #1.
Out of the four Boxsa seems the most down to earth, I anticipate it will be a story emphasizing heavily on drama and tragedy with a bit of action here and there keeping the readers thrilled and bringing a sense of realism with it’s gritty and most likely morose setting. That said if not done well my guess is it can get boring pretty quick and possibly ran out of plot before the desired time, but I trust spoof have contingencies incase such a thing should happen and I am sure for the creative minds up there , there are numerous dynamics to the story and a never ending sea of possibilities but I remain skeptical all of them will fit without altering the story’s core, that said this is most definitely a title both Spoof and the readers are going to have a lot of fun with.
Jinx is the story that seems to fascinate me least among the four! The story is obviously more of fantasy than anything else. I imagine the characters personal qualms will also integrate nicely into the over all plot but I still can’t shake the feeling she is eventually going to be revealed to be some “chosen one” or something of the sort. The story seems like it is going to be quite generic. A typical female lead thrust into a world she does not fully understand but burdened with responsibilities no youth could possibly be prepared for. That been the case such stories are always an exciting ride. Along her journey she is bound to meet memorable characters and face crippling challenges, it seems like the safest way to go but without a doubt it will still be a little tricky to handle!
Vantage seems like the typical superhero guy and that put me off personally. That said I can’t help but keep noticing the whole “Heroes need love” vibe. That leaves me wondering is this going to be another typical Peter Parker, or is it something I have never come across before. I hope the title impresses but at the moment I don’t have my hopes so high!
Voyager is the one I really look forward to. Whether spoof knows it or not this story has a big responsibility. As one of the first African stories venturing into space travel and most likely utilizing futuristic themes that means it has a duty to present a fresh take on these concepts. Voyager is expected to present the African perspective when it comes to matters like space travel and futuristic technologies. It will be highly disappointing if it mirrors closely to star trek, star wars , gundam or anything of the sort. I expect it to bring something fresh and unprecedented and for all our sakes that better be the case!
So let’s keep our fingers crossed and see what is in store for us! Spoof definitely look like they are coming in strong so all the other major player better look lively!