Written and Illustrated by Michel Fiffe
Printed by Picture Comics
Michel Fiffe did one thing really cool when he created this guide. He mainly wrote and drew up a continuation of the Suicide Squad collection from DC that John Ostrander wrote within the 1980’s
Clearly, these aren’t the Suicide Squad by identify. However, should you squint simply sufficient you’ll be able to see the DC tremendous crew (okay, high quality, squint only a LITTLE). It does make for some actual attention-grabbing studying.
The Copra teams is a set of secret ops tremendous individuals. They collect collectively for some loopy missions.
Every chapter is wildly completely different. I as soon as heard this guide described as if the creator was given a can of spray paint and nothing to lose. That just about sums up how I felt rereading this collection.
The primary six chapters of this hardcover have the crew monitoring down an artifact that got here from one other dimension. A thief took off with this artifact. This brought on a complete city to explode. The Copra group has to try to monitor down this thief and cope with the artifact earlier than extra injury occurs.
These first six points aren’t terribly advanced.
The plot is fairly threadbare and the characters themselves aren’t very developed. That’s a part of the appeal of the collection. It additionally holds it again a bit as there may be not quite a bit for the reader to carry onto.
By the seventh chapter, Fiffe focuses on the characters a bit extra. We get to study a bit extra about them and what motivates them. We additionally get to see Fiffe beginning to actually experiment with the type of comics as effectively. There’s positively a brilliance there, whether or not or not I perceive it utterly.
The previous couple of chapters present the crew occurring yet one more Suicide Squad-like mission. It began to get previous for me by about that time. I completed it however I nonetheless wished a bit extra meat on this story.
Sadly, it by no means confirmed up.
Nonetheless, Copra is a guide value studying, if solely to attempt one thing new, or to broaden your horizons a bit. It’s graphically wonderful with a simplistic script.
Fiffe is likely one of the extra attention-grabbing and intriguing creators on the market, and he takes some large swings with this.
A whole lot of these swings repay. It’s those that don’t that make it a bit laborious to get by.