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Graphic Novel Review 363/365: The Consultant

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Sometimes an idea is better than its execution.

Title: The Consultant 

Author(s): Jason Sterr and Daniel Maine

Publisher: Action Lab Comics (2017)

Age Rating: 17+

Earlier in the week, I mentioned that I found a couple of cool comics shops in the DC area while in town for a conference.  One of the employees was great with recommending some cool titles for me, and one of the ones that he tossed out as a recommendation was Action Lab’s The Consultant.

The premise is dope.  This guy, Marcus Greenburg, works as a manager and fixer for superheroes; if they mess up, he cleans it up.  Like Ray Donovan for heroes.  Well, stuff hits the fan quite quickly in the story, and Marcus finds himself in all sorts of trouble…as well as the heroes that he’s paid to help.

The idea is solid.  The characters are ripped off of classic DC powerhouses and function much like The Justice League; I’m not sure how I feel about that.

But my big issue with the book is, simply put…all of the brown-haired white guys kind of look the same.  Because of this, I was confused a good deal of the time.  There is a lot of espionage-type stuff going on here, and I need my more distinction in a story as involved as this.  I had to try too hard to keep track of what was going on, and maybe it was because I was a bit tired from my travels, but I was looking for a good story to get into on the plane ride home, and this one just left me confused and wanting more.

Happy reading!

Eric

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