About Slow Pokes #1
London James and his friend Karate Carlos are getting ready to graduate from high school and start their adult lives. However, their plans are put at risk after a bio-engineered sloth starts wreaking havoc on their community.
Slow Pokes #1 Review
This is a spoiler-free review of Slow Pokes #1.
Sloths are one of my favorite animals. They are cute but have scary-looking claws. They are a joke in the animal kingdom due to their slow-moving lifestyle. However, Urena, Romera, and Rinehart had other plans for this creature. I am glad to finally see sloths getting a leading role in the world of comics.
The first thing that jumps out to me about Slow Pokes is the characters. Each character has their own distinct personality. I feel that many comics use their characters solely to drive the plot forward. However, Slow Pokes does not have this issue. The plot is happening to these distinct personalities.
The artwork in Slow Pokes is fantastic. It reminds me of comedy comics of the past. Since Slow Pokes is a hybrid horror-comedy, the visual aesthetic is very important. Romera and Rinehart knock it out of the park in this regard.
Horror-comedy can be difficult to pull off. While fear and laughter are two intense human emotions, if the two aren’t balanced then the story won’t flow well. Slow Pokes builds a home in the sweet spot of this gradient. This issue is packed with jokes and funny scenes. At the same time, you never know what is lurking around the corner.
Slow Pokes #1 is an excellent first issue. It gets right into the plot and leaves readers wanting more. I won’t spoil anything here, but the last panel of the issue is awesome. I can’t wait to see what happens next in the Slow Pokes universe.
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Where To Find The Creators
Sean Rinehart: Twitter